While summer winds down, the hiking season quietly shifts into one of its most stunning periods. The cooler days of late August and early September offer a refreshing opportunity to explore hidden valleys and high alpine ridges. Larch trees flare up with breathtaking glory as their blazing yellow needles contrast sharply against a deep sapphire sky, snow kissed peaks, and the sparkling waters of a hidden glacial lake.

It is not too late, with Canadian Mountain Holidays you can still capture the magic of themountains with trips starting August 20, 23, 26, 29, September 1, 4 and 7, 2007.

For more information and reservations, go to  www.CanadianMountainHolidays.com or call  1-800-661-0252.



Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".