I am sorry to say that the West Coast posts will come out later than expected. My excuse is that I have been Heli-Hiking for the past week. For those of you who don’t know what Heli-Hiking is, it is a form of mountain hiking where you are transported by a helicopter to hard to reach places, where you procced to hike. This came out of the blue last Monday, and we spent a frantic night packing before a 6:00 start on Tuesday. My dad works for Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) and we got a special place amongst the guests.
We stayed at the Bugaboo Lodge, which was super nice. This is the best shot I could get of it from the helicopter.
The birding wasn’t great, but I managed a lifer in Rock Ptarmigan, though I only heard them. Ptarmigan are very difficult to see. There were a family of Willow Ptarmigan that a few people saw but no matter how many times I went out to find them, I missed them.
I did, however see a Wolverine. Flitting glance though it was, I saw enough to confirm the identification before it cleared a hill and disappeared. Wolverines are very secretive creatures, and I did not get a photo.
That same day, I saw a family of Harlequin Ducks, some Spotted Sandpipers and a group of American Pipits.
I also got a good shot of the famous Bugaboo Spire.
So that is my excuse, please forgive me for getting out the West Coast posts late. 🙂
2 thoughts on “Heli-Hiking”
You’re forgiven for the late postings due to the wonderful shot of Bugaboo Peak.
That looks so amazing! It must have been an incredible experience.
Bugaboo Spire looks breathtaking! Excellent shot.
Heli-hiking looks super fun, now I want to try it. 🙂