Month: May 2017

Big Horn Falls — Ya Ha Tinda, Alberta, Canada

The Ya Ha Tinda is an awesome hike, especially if you’re me and LOVE waterfalls. It’s a tradition in my family to go the Ya Ha Tinda in the summer have a picnic and make the hike to the waterfalls. This place is special to my family because my Great Grandpa helped to make the road you travel along to the Ya Ha Tinda.

The drive to the Ya Ha Tinda is just as great as the hike. The roads are windy, the forest is lush and green, you always happen to see some kind of wild animals (we have seen wild horses and mountain goats!). The road you take to get there is a dirt road, so be prepared for a bumpy/dusty ride ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Grassi Lakes, Canmore, Alberta

As with my last post, aboutย Grotto Canyon, Grassi Lakes is a hike that I love to do at least once per summer. As I mentioned in a lot of my posts I love waterfallsย and Grassi lakes has a wonderful waterfall and other bodies of water to photograph.

IMG_3135Grassi Lakes is a hike I love because you can take one trail to the lake and another one back to the parking lot. I get bored of seeing the same things over and over, so it’s nice to change it up.

My mom and I prefer to take the harder trail to the lake (this is where you get a great view of the waterfall) and the easier trail to go back to the car. This hike took us a few hours total, mostly because I stop a LOT to take photos thus slowing us down…hahaha.ย IMG_3104

The reason I love this hike is because the water looks so magical and there are endless opportunities for photos. I can’t wait to go back this summer with my new lens. I took these photos in 2015 so my camera skills were not as great as they are now, but I still like them!

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Grotto Canyon, Exshaw, Alberta, Canada

One of my favourite hikes in the summer orย winter is Grotto Canyon. Every season I try to come here at least once.

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In the winter, it’s such a unique experience as the waterfalls are frozen and the walkway is complete ice. It is best to bring cramp-ons so that you do not end up sliding all over the place.

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Blast from the Past

The other day I was cleaning my room and in one of the books I found one of those “Dear Future Ariel” letters. I had forgotten that I had even written it until I found it, but once I found it the memories came flooding back.

I think it was in Health Class in fourth grade that we did this activity. I cannot remember exactly what it was supposed to teach us, but it was a good listen because it definitely helped me. I remember we in order to write the letters we were to write things they we ourselves knew about (i.e. how we keep healthy, what we think we are good at, etc.). The secondary part of the project was for everyone to write something about their classmates that they liked about them. The teachers then compiled that information and gave back a final list of ‘results’ to each student to inset into their letters.

My letter went like this:

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Mini-Golf!

Those who know me, would tell you that I LOVE min-golfing. I am not great at it, but I love it nonetheless.

On April 24 it was quite rainy and cold here in Calgary, so my mom and I decided to go and have a game of mini-golf at Monster Mini-Golf. (Note: all photos were taken on my phone, so the quality is not too great).

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