We spent the evening setting up tents, huckleberry picking, and enjoying our new home for the next two nights. The next morning we woke early around to start breakfast, pack up, and get ready for a big day. We set off on the trail into Forum Lake and headed up the Akimina Ridgeline gaining elevation quickly. The girls were such a great team supporting and encouraging each other to ascend the steep ridgeline. After many false summits we found our selves in a cloud with little to no view of the surrounding mountains. Many of us were disappointed while simultaneously being satisfied by the fortunate chance to be walking within a cloud. As our view shrank to the few feet in front of us we found ourselves reflecting inwards and finding solace there. Once the cloud cleared on the other side of the ridgeline, some absolutely outstanding views of the park greeted us. It was well worth the suspense to experience such a beautiful site. The energy of the group instantly sparked into a chorus of oohs and aahs. We then descended into the Wall Lake drainage to find three mountain goats grazing above the lake and more huckleberries on the way down. Nine miles later, we arrived to make dinner at camp after a successful day! Early the next morning, we packed up camp and set out down the trail to arrive at the Prince of Wales Hotel where we enjoyed our lunch on the lawn with beautiful views of the lake and valley.
~Ashton, Adventure Staff