Caribou Mountain

Today I went for a hike up Caribou Mountain near Carcross with a few friends. The weather was perfect and the view from the top was well worth the slog.

We were a bit concerned when, at the very beginning of the trail, there was a large area of ground that had been dug up by a bear, and we found scat that – although it wasn’t steaming – was certainly not more than an hour or two old. However we figured there was safety in numbers, and with five of us we decided we’d be OK (if the chattering of five women wouldn’t notify a bear of our presence, nothing would!) And we were OK; we didn’t see any more bear sign for the rest of the hike. (This was not the case for Joe, who came back from his moose hunting trip with a tale of having had a close encounter of the grizzly kind, but that’s a story for another time. Suffice to say he was not attacked.)

Once up high, we saw several dall sheep – moms and their young ones. The rams were nowhere to be found. Here are a few photos of the day:

A steady climb
A steady climb
Barb and Shari-Lynn with a golden backdrop
Barb and Shari-Lynn with a golden backdrop
Half-way there
Half-way there
Lunch!
Lunch!
Looking towards Bennett Lake
Looking towards Bennett Lake
Overlooking Spirit Lake and Emerald Lake
Overlooking Spirit Lake and Emerald Lake
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4 thoughts on “Caribou Mountain

  1. It looks like a beautiful day for a walk. I’ve appropriated one of your pictures for my desktop. That way I can be in spired all week. Thanks for posting them.

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  2. I’ve yet to be successful on that hike – hiking solo, the “Dry Creek grizzly” has had no hesitation in blocking the trail (yes, standing on the trail watching me come up) both times I’ve tried. Great photos – I’ll try again next year!

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