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Bodacious babes on the world’s most beautiful adventure

  
  
  

Last week, the Bodacious Babes hit the Bugaboos and experienced a flavor of beauty that has to be seen to be believed.  No words can do it justice, so instead here’s a photo essay on one of their hikes in the Canadian Rockies that is surely in the running for one of the most beautiful places on earth.

heli hiking landing

It started with pilot Perry dropping us off near treeline aboug halfway up a mile-deep valley on the remote western side of the legendary Bugaboos. 

brought to tears by beauty

Before the sound of the helicopter had receded into the distance, we were so awestruck by the beauty that some clapped, some laughed, some cried and some hugged.

happy women in the mountains

All of us spun in circles wondering if we’d ever been anywhere more spectacular.

women in paradise

Once we were able to compose ourselves enough to walk, we began wandering through a landscape somewhere between the the Shire of Tolkien’s Hobbit, and the mountains of the Himalaya. 

women hiking group

Clouds of mist swirled around the peaks behind us as we hiked through lush fields of wildflowers and past clear running streams.

waling in paradise

Above us, the lofty Howser Towers formed an almighty backdrop. 

reflecting on beauty

After following the crest of a moraine left by a long-departed glacier, and just about when it seemed it could get no more beautiful, Lyle, our guide, took us past a tarn the colour of the sky in a setting that inspires painters and poets alike.

napping in paradise

After a long morning that seemed like both an eternity and an instant, we reached a glacier guarding the high pass to reach the more popular side of the Bugaboos.  After a lunch and moment caught between meditation and a nap, pilot Perry returned and whisked us over the pass to another slice of paradise - but that’s for another story.

For questions about Girlfriend Getaways with CMH Summer Adventures, a women's trip that rivals the most fun a person can have, contact Canadian Mountain Holidays at 1 (800) 661-0252.

Photos by Topher Donahue.

Comments

I would have to agree. I had the pleasure of hiking in this same area of the Bugaboos in July of this year. It is otherworldly. Our guide, Ryan, who grew up just down the valley from the Bugaboos, commented that as a kid he always wanted to get behind those spires but it would have been about a seven-to-10 day round trip expedition on foot from the lodge. And with Perry and his alpine taxi, we were there in about two and half minutes. Magical.
Posted @ Tuesday, August 28, 2012 9:44 AM by Jane
The Bugaboos is certainly a magical place to experience. having the helicopter to sweep you away to the lofty peaks makes this an experience that anyone can have.
Posted @ Wednesday, August 29, 2012 10:46 AM by Becky CMH Reservations
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