Before moving, before all the travels, Tim and I had a fantastic hike up the Mt Roberts Trail without the benefit of the summer-time tram to get us to the top.
We started out on Basin Road and slowly climbed through the woods.
The trail was a little muddy but not as bad as it could have been. We went on this hike before we had any big rain deluges so common in September and October.
Just after where the trail meets up with the Star Hill neighborhood trailhead there is a nice little lookout with a bench and a covered sitting area. This looks out over the "flats" and the federal building.
And the view from the tramway area looking up and down the gastineau channel can be breathtaking!
On the way back we thought we'd sit a spell!