S: Backpacking 2011
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FC: Backpacking 2011 | Cody, Ken & Taylor go to Kananaskis.
1: backpacking | The Enns boys go to the backcountry. | August 2011. Ribbon Falls, Ribbon Lake, Guinn Pass, Lillian Lake.
2: check out the tent and roll the thermarests. | Let the preparations begin
3: Testing out the sleeping bags and checking the thermarests for holes.
4: The food is packed, the packs are weighed.
5: Go over the maps. Get the hike documents ready.
6: Taylor | Cody | After a big breakfast and some time touring Kananaskis village, it's time to enter the bush.
7: Ken | Rain delayed the start till after lunch.
8: On the way to Ribbon Falls.
10: Many rivers and streams along the way
13: After a wet morning, the rest of the day was perfect. 11km of easy hiking to Ribbon falls. height gain 311m.
14: Taylor makes a friend.
16: First night campsite. Ribbon Falls. Bear lockers and tent pads provided.
18: You do what you gotta do to keep warm.
19: Tomorrow we are climbing up there....YIKES
20: Getting ready to leave Ribbon Falls on a cool morning. day 2
21: They can see the mountain they are going to heave themselves up.
24: THE CHAINS 3 sets of chains imbedded into the side of the cliff. Grab on and hoist yourself up the side of the mountain.
25: Destination - 3km straight up.
27: Taylor's turn. The last few feet were the toughest. No place to put your feet. Just hurl yourself, and your 40lb pack, up there.
29: Cody took pictures while he climbed the chains.! Yikes... (good thing mom wasn't watching)
30: Not quite at the top yet. Had to navigte around some sketchey pathways, along the bottom of the headwall. Again, chains provided.
35: Holy crap that is a long way down... And it is real windy at the top. But worth every step.
39: The spectacular waterfalls and boistrous streams are the reward for the day.
40: Heading to the next destination at Ribbon Lake | Ribbon Lake | Ribbon Falls | Home to mom
43: Campground for night 2. After a difficult climb this day, the site of the lake campground was very welcome.
47: a marmot came along for the journey | Many streams to cross
49: Guinn's Pass 7900ft elevation. zig zag up 3.3km of exhausting climb to a panoramic views.
53: They found some snow on the back side of the Pass.
54: They made their mark with a pile of rocks.
55: It is said that, up here, many backpackers are found lying in various states of heat exhaustion, greedily lapping up water from the gully bed.
56: They met some other hikers along the way.
59: Guinn Pass is HELL | This is what happens when you don't eat breakfast
60: What goes up... must come down.
62: Taylor making breakfast
63: Taylor challenged the old fella to a pole fight on the footbridge
64: Codygoes out to fetch a pail of water.
65: Final night in the bush. Camped at Lillian Lake
71: 6.5 km out from Lillian lake. pass over 10 bridges to get back to the highway
72: Like all wild animals, they marked their terratory...
73: Hitchhiking back to the car, Ken saw a bear on the other side of the ditch and had to pull out the bear spray.