High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fraser Valley
Interest: Photography, Nature Observation, Health & Fitness, Nutrition, Shinrin-yoku
I enjoyed your blog. What I found especially valuable is the car approach to the trail head. This gives the reader how the road conditions are at that time. That's one thing AllTrails lack although sometimes people do write about it briefly in the comments. I use to hike/backpack in the Valhallas fairly often when I lived in the Kootenays. There is a nice easy scramble up to the headwall above Shannon Lake in the northern Valhallas; you can drive in via Hills. I've read that people have scrambled up to the peaks around that area which will see less traffic compared to Gimli.