Where to go? That’s always the question because there so many choices in the Kootenays.
We had a look at Janice Strong’s excellent "Mountain Footsteps" hiking guide and found a trip that she lists as her "favorite hike" in all the East Kootenay. That impressed us and it was close to home.
The trail is well constructed, although hampered somewhat by avalanche debris from this past winter, and a pleasure to hike. After about 3.5 km we stood on Tanglefoot pass gazing down onto the lake and basin beyond. What a wonderful place! Just what we were looking for.
It’s fun to explore a new area. Having done this many times now, we know the place will slowly reveal it’s beauty. That’s part of the adventure and excitement. The timing was just right as the wildflowers were beginning to reach their peak. Five days of wandering the basin provided some good opportunities. In fact, it’s so nice we want to go back - soon!
One door closed and another, better one opened. We’re happy to have walked through the Tanglefoot Lake "door".