As far as mountains go, Mount Ware is about as insignificant as they get, but to a mountain hungry individual who can’t get enough of these things, it’s far better than nothing. In fact it’s a peaceful remote spot where you’d be lucky to see another soul all year.
This little peak is located just east of Bluerock Mountain. It’s about a six kilometer hike from the Gorge Creek trailhead in Kananaskis Country, a beautiful and remote area that’s oddly enough only a short drive from Calgary.
The day that I went, the weather was not bad, but just a bit cloudy. I set up my tent at a bench below the summit, then scampered off to bag it after having had a little sip of the ole bottle.
On the top, you get a taste of rocks, just enough to keep you from going crazy for the love of it.
It was very quiet.
Then I could hear a bugling. Looking down to a bench on the north I could see some elk. They could see me too. I bugled back, but they weren’t interested in Dr. Dolittle and if anything I probably should have left them alone. They moved off after looking in bewilderment at the strange creature above.
Later that night I slept in my tent with a storm dropping several inches of snow outside. The next day was a pleasant hike back to
I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1819-1892, American Poet