Outdoors

The Hermit of Inglismaldie

On August 6, 2017 (I know I’m a bit behind!) my mom, my friend, and I wanted to find the hermit cabin near Banff and we did!

The hike to the cabin is pretty easy, it’s just along Johnson Lake.

 

 

 

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Emerald Lake Hike & Natural Land Bridge, Yoho National Park, BC

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…)

Laughing Falls & Takakkaw Falls Hike {July 8, 2017}

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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.

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Grassi Lakes, Canmore, Alberta

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.

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. 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 or 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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Hell’s Gate, British Columbia

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.

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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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