A day after ascending close to 1800 vertical meters and biking / hiking and scrambling almost 30km up and down Mount Coulthard and McLaren in the Crowsnest Pass area, I was back at it with Phil Richards. We were planning a very full day of biking, hiking and peak bagging in the South Rockies within the newly formed Castle Wildland Provincial Park, near the Castle Mountain Ski Resort and just outside the other newly formed park, Castle Provincial Park. Our original plan was to spend a few days in the Middlepass Lakes area but with a deteriorating weather forecast for the Thursday, we decided to make it a long day trip instead and travel with lighter packs.
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