Someone made a request that I post about Karst Springs, so I am now fulfilling that request.
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!
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.
(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