July, 2015: I’m not one to shun a little elevation assistance if it means avoiding several hours of uninspiring drudgery up a rubbly ski slope. The gondola at Kicking Horse Resort in Golden, British Columbia whisked us to the summit in mere minutes and saved us plenty of energy for exploring dramatic Dogtooth Ridge.
The resort brochure indicates that once at the summit, hikers should follow “It’s a Ten” ski road to a well-defined alpine trail. After a short walk down the ski road, we saw a small path—more of a goat track— heading up a ridge. It didn’t look “well-defined” but we (actually, I) decided to give it a go. Continue reading