Last weekend we travelled to Canmore, AB to meet our friends, train for TAR and hang out in Mt. Assiniboine Provincial Park. It is always great when big ideas actually turn into action. We talked about this trip since last winter and with so many people and logistics involved it was really cool that it all worked out so well.
The plan was to run from Sunshine Ski Resort into Assiniboine Lodge where we booked the Naiset huts for two nights. These huts were really rustic with nothing more than double beds and a wood stove. There wasn't any 'hang out' room, but then again who needed that when we were out and about on the trails or in the beautiful cook shelter visiting and playing yahtzee!
The 2nd day was just as epic as the first. I totally slept in and I think I was the 2nd last person to rise out of seven of us. Trent took 7 of us on a hike/scramble up to 9,000 feet. I was breathing so heavy and one footing it all the way up. It was a very humble and welcomed reminder of what I potentially will face in Europe again this year. I forgot how much it can effect me and I think the fact I was so tired all week only aspirated the symptoms. Unlike Mike Fitzpatrick who was running up the steep inclines past me!