For my mom’s birthday, on July 15, she really wanted to hike around Emerald Lake. We had never been before and I was quite excited to photograph the blue water! The weekend before we had done the hike to Laughing Falls, so it seems we were on the theme of Yoho National Park! (more…)
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As I mentioned in my post yesterday I am a bit behind on posting, but I am trying to catch up!
On July 8, 2017 my mom and I went on a hike we had never been on before which was to Laughing Falls in Yoho National Park. As most of my readers will know, I LOVE waterfalls! Check out my other waterfall pictures here.
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…)
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!
One of my favourite hikes in the summer or winter is Grotto Canyon. Every season I try to come here at least once.
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.
In the summer of 2015 my mom, my friend, and I drove out from Calgary, Alberta to White Rock, British Columbia. We made a few stops along the way and one of them was to Hell’s Gate Airtram . This was a unique experience and would definitely recommend stopping, if you are willing to go a bit our of your way.
The sign at the beginning says,
“A man’s legacy: The early explorer Simon Fraser documented his death defying journey to the Pacific Ocean. This section of the Fraser River over 1000 feet below you was compared in Simon’s journal to ‘the gates of hell’ because of its thundering rapids and terrifying white water. Historians now refer to this area as Hell’s Gate.”
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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).