Peak larch in Kananaskis on September 25. Good weather brought the crowds to Highwood Pass.
Away from the hordes, on the traverse between Ptarmigan and Arethusa cirques.
View across the valley, to the golden forest in Pocaterra cirque.
A sheltered vale leads the way towards Arethusa cirque.
The snowy north face of Storm Mountain looms above..
Playing peek-a-boo with Highwood Ridge.
A sheltered warm hillside calls for a break, offering relief from the cool winds for Jo, Betty and John, plus a great view of Arethusa cirque.
The Throne, framed by the uppermost larches in the cirque.
Tikka looks a bit perturbed at being made to pose!
We could be skiing powder on this slope in little over a month.
There are still a few summer colours hanging on.
A look back to our route, across the treeline bench below the peak of Little Arethusa.
Captured rays light up the spruce forest, on the trail down to the highway.