This tale appears in the June 2020 difficulty as “Awe-Struck.” Subscribe to Explore magazine for more tales like this.
The initial time I ventured to Western Canada’s Selkirk Mountains, I was a vacationer. My family and I arrived in a modest mountain town via ferry, snapping images as we handed by spectacular vistas of lake, mountain and sky. In the coronary heart of this town, hand-painted indications beckon passersby to try the valley’s fresh greens and regionally crafted sweets. In summer months, swimmers flock to the lake in wintertime, farther afield, skiers venture to the craggy peaks that form the