HIKING -- A backcountry ski lodge famous for launching skiers into acres of powder from a lofty, cozy base in the Canadian Selkirk Mountains is offering package deals for summer backcountry hiking.
Mount Carlyle Lodge has three-day packages for hikers who want to trek at eye level with the sky-scraping peaks of the Kokanee Range north of Kokanee Glacier National Park. Carry only a daypak and return each night to the comfort of the lodge.
I checked out this area for this 2005 story. The scenery was stunning, the mining history fascinating and the hospitality was at a very high level.... around 7,200 feet!
You should check out this offering:
The SourDough Trail, a spectacular Kootenay Classic. 3 days / 2 nights of casual hiking along a high elevation, grassy ridgeline, overflowing with wildflowers. Camp beside alpine lakes while being surrounded by 5 different mtn ranges. A photographers dream.