A weekend with Nayden, Chester, Marta and Enrique
Me and Nayden hiked into Aster Lake on Saturday in much-appreciated cool
weather and went up to Warrior glacier to play around.
When we got back to camp we got worried the rest of the group
had not shown up, but they arrived a little before dark. In
the meantime, a grizzly walked less than 20 meters from our tent
which entertained us for a while. Note to future campers:
this area is definite grizzly territory and proper cooking
location and food placement is very important. Grizzly
encounters have been commonly reported here so use care.
We ate dinner, and we all agreed to get up at 04:30. We got up leisurely, made breakfast and headed on our way by 05:30 for Joffre. The conditions were perfect hard snow and we summited at 11:00 without difficulties and descended and got off the glacier by 12:30. Chester and Marta did not want to call it done yet and kept going for Cordonnier and Warrior. The rest of us had to make it back to the city that day, and after the hike back to camp we enjoyed the sunny afternoon there resting, eating and hydrating, after which we hiked out to the parking lot before 20:30 at a fast pace. A very fun weekend!