Someone made a request that I post about Karst Springs, so I am now fulfilling that request.
Today when I opened my Twitter I was excited to see that the barricade on Highway 66 was opened! (more…)
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 😉
As with my last post, about 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 waterfalls and Grassi lakes has a wonderful waterfall and other bodies of water to photograph.
Grassi 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.
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!
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).
In the summer of 2015 we took a road trip from Calgary to White Rock. I’ve already posted some picture on the photography section of my site. We were able to go to the Vancouver Aquarium (click here for pictures), Lighthouse Park (click here for pictures), and to Hell’s Gate (Read the blog post here).
Some picture in White Rock:
(For more Jasper pictures click here)
Last summer we did not go on a long holiday, as we normally due, to prior obligations. Instead we had more of a ‘stay-cation’ and went on different day trips throughout the week.
One of our day trips was to go out to Jasper as I had not been since I was a small girl. Since we live in Calgary this trip involved detailed planning and of course waking up at 5 am (those who know me know I HATE getting up early, but it was necessary in order to go).
Now that school is coming to a close and I was able to get most of my homework done last week, so I was able to take a break this Saturday. My mom and I went for a drive out in the country and visited Ram Falls. It was nice just to get out. I had a lot of fun and even saw wild horses for the first time!
Just thought I’d do a quick post for those of you ‘following’ my blog.
First of all, thanks for following my blog! Once school is out for the semester (April 21st is my last exam….hooray!) I will try to post more about past adventures and new ones I hope to take this summer! I am open to any recommendations you may have for exploring within the southern Alberta area 🙂
I recently added another section in my photography portion of my set call “Chasing Waterfalls” (you can find it here). One of my favourite things to look at in nature is Waterfalls. I love how each is unique in its own way. I could just stare at them all day. I hope to find more waterfalls this summer and I will try to post other waterfalls I have been to, as I get more time. I just thought I would keep everyone in the loop.
“A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path” -Author Unknown
As most students would agree, during school you have little to no time to get out and explore. Weekends are normally filled with assignments, readings, studying, etc. Even though this may be the case, over the past four years I have learned that it is important, even necessary, to get away from the work and the stress of life.