During my time in Calgary after I returned from New York, we decided one day that we REALLY needed to hike to the top of the the mountain that looms over the TransCanada Highway on the way into Banff.

Mount Rundle is a BEAST; a huge, hulking mass of a hike that ends with a practical scramble on bare rock. When we got to the top, my legs were shaking and we were staring down an incoming rainstorm racing down the Bow Valley.

We did a day trip to Banff a few weeks ago and I was able to stare the stupid thing down.

SO THERE, mountain, I OWN YOU.

alberta3661 More shots can be found in my Banff 2011 set on Flickr.