With unsettled forecasts throughout the Cascades a few weeks ago, Aubrey and I abandoned our hopes to do a week long trek across the Cascade crest and instead headed for Bugaboo Provincial Park in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. Normally one does not go to the Bugaboos to escape weather, since they are notorious for having a micro climate that brings clouds, wind, rain, snow, and lightning on nearly a daily basis. Dealing with that kind of weather from a comfortable and safe base-camp, however, sounded more appealing than being up to 3 days away from the nearest exit.
The Bugaboos are a (perhaps THE) destination for alpine climbing, with several massive granite spires that rise almost 3,000 feet above the surrounding glaciers. This, of course, is why we wanted to go