October 27, 2000
A group of us took advantage of a fine fall weather a couple of days to walk
up Polar Peak. Normally I only post reports from the current day so when I found
these pictures in the camera tonight I didn't know what to do with them. They
were not only a couple of days old, I did a Polar Peak report just a while ago.
However finally decided to post them anyway.
They certainly aren't indicative of the current conditions as it was cold and
rainy today in the valley.
The goal. Pretty isn't it?
Two of my hiking companions for the day with Polaris Bowl in the background.
Almost the whole crew. The fellow on the left is Fernie fixture who at 75 still
set a pace the rest of us were hard pressed to match. It would have been courteous
of him to at least pretend to breath a bit hard occasionally. :-) Of course
he does climb three or more mountain a week during the summer!
Looking down from the top of Polar Peak at the top of the new Bear Lift. Note
the very tiny amount of snow (lower left) even up this high.
The view across the top of Currie towards the top of White Pass. It is interesting
to contemplate that in the late winter folks ski and board off of that ridge/cliff
to the right.
Looking down the other side of the Currie ridge into the Sand Creek drainage