December 22, 2011
Banff – Sunshine Village, AB
After finishing Twin Cairns, it’s time to bag my second objective of this day solo snowshoeing in the Sunshine Village’s backcountry. The weather cooperated very well. Comparing to Twin Cairns, the unofficially named “Wawa Ridge” was a lot easier as it’s simply a matter of following the broad ridge up.
It was also a lot busier than Twin Cairns. The skiers had already set the tracks for me, so I didn’t need to do trail-breaking nor route finding. The ridge was almost blown bare, so it’s a pleasant walk to the summit without the need to worry about avalanche terrain. The views were similar to from Twin Cairns, but since this summit aligns with the Sunshine Approach Road and Bow Valley, I could see Banff townsite.
I didn’t stay too long on this summit but started going back soon. After re-joining my tracks from Twin Cairn’s descent, I found I still had time to kill, so next!