A long approach leads to inspiring views on the summit of Castle Mountain. We didn't do any scrambling; this is a trip that's done for the scenery. Dale, Anita, Dinah and I had also planned to climb Stuart Knob, but it was a warm day and we all ran out of water.
Near the shore of Rockbound Lake
A view of Castle Mountain en route
We'll circumvent the lake on the cliffs above it
Crossing a stream in the basin
Looking southeast at Rockbound Lake
Taking a break below Stuart Knob
Helena Ridge in the background
We encountered deep snow as we neared the summit
Anita peers down at Bow Valley from the ridge
On the summit
Eisenhower Tower seen from the summit
When we ran out of water, we were forced to descend to find water from melting snow.
Anita can be seen here using a water filter.
Crossing a bridge
Anita, Carolyn, Dinah and Dale pause by a waterfall on the descent
This scree chute provided a quick return to Rockbound Lake
82 O/5 Castle Mountain
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