Submitted by: Aaron
I have always enjoyed spending time in the outdoors as this is the space where I have felt most in tune with myself. Since the first time I participated in a backcountry hiking trip when I was probably 12 years old as a Scout, wandering in nature with everything I need on my back has been peaceful.
On this particular day in July of 2013, I experienced the beauty of Berg Lake on Mount Robson for the first time. Now one of my favourite mountain hikes, this place made an impression on me I will never forget. At the time, this was what I would call a challenging hike, by both experience and physical requirement, though I have since learned that this is not the case. Although there are more difficult hikes in the world, few are more rewarding that hiking up to and coming upon Berg Lake for the first time. The lake is an impressive vista of beautiful blue water, and probably not even the most breathtaking site you will see along the way. It is also on this mountain that I had the pleasure of going to sleep on a 30C day and waking up to a foot of snow and ice fog.