Here’s how my week went:
Monday, finished my last final exam of the semester.
Immediately ran home to take off for an overnight, 55km,
hiking trip with @nathanielatakora and @bruinalexander.
And with that, we took off into the backcountry. I’m
back home now but it was, without a doubt, the best way
to kick off the summer!
Assiniboine National Park is named after the Stoney Nakoda peoples. Historically, neighbouring tribes designated the Stoney Nakoda as “Assiniboine,” a name that literally means “Stone people” or “Warriors of the Rocks.” Easy to see why! The peaks and valleys of this hike are jaw dropping.
Camping at Assiniboine
I setup my MSR Hubba tent and, camped a night on the Niblet & Nublet ridge. Becasue of our timing in the off-season, the near-by camp grounds were closed. If you’re looking to stay I’d recommend booking in advance. The sites are in very high demand and sell out each night in July and August.
Backcoutnry reservations are required during peak season (June 26 – September 30) for all overnight stays at Magog Lake and Og Lake campgrounds. Reservations can be made up to 2 months in advance using the Discover Camping Reservation Service.