This is my first time driving such as long distance just by myself (from Edmonton to Canmore), plus I had to organize and prepare the entire trip, I mean, a 7-day-trip. Ha Ling and Miner's Peaks are also my first and second winter scrambles. With very little experience in winter adventure, I wore too many layers. So I had to strip off several layers on the trail. Well it was still below zero, but when doing steep uphill hiking, I would soon sweat a lot. The start section of the trail is well marked, but as I approaching treeline, I had to change to snowshoe and do trail breaking by myself, as I couldn’t see any trail going up. So I went straight up towards the summit, which is off route of course, but with experience on scrambling, it’s not a problem at all. The section above treeline gets wind blown, so pretty much just a late season scramble to the summit. The trip continues with an ascent of Miner's Peak. See next album.