The mountains are on my mind. This week marks a year that I left Western Canada, where I lived in Calgary, Alberta – a city with the luxury of the magnificent Rocky Mountains being right in its backyard.
Hiking was a treasured past time for me, an escape from the city and an outlet from working full time. I miss the mountains immensely! I was able to go back and visit a few months ago so stay tuned for those photos! But for now, because I am in a nostalgic mood, here are 5 photos to inspire you to visit the place I love so much!
MORAINE LAKE – Alberta, Canada
Pull up those socks and prepare to scramble up a steep incline of loose rock at the Tower of Babel – I assure you, the view from 1400 ft up is totally worth it!!
PEYTO PEAK – Alberta, Canada
Lose the tourists at the look out deck and take the trail that wraps behind the lake – the vast beauty of the mountains and turquoise lake from up above will make up for the extra distance!!
CHESTER LAKE – Alberta, Canada
Either walk or snow shoe up the trail to Chester Lake, a hidden gem surrounded by stunning mountain peaks!
LAKE LOUISE – Alberta, Canada
The iconic Lake Louise is not to be missed at any time of year! The photo speaks for itself!
RAWSON LAKE – Alberta, Canada
Take the trail up to another sheltered lake amidst the mountains – enjoy a quiet lunch or a quick dip in the clear water (if you’re brave enough; its ice cold)!
Have you been to the Canadian Rocky Mountains?
P.s. The top photo is NAHIHI RIDGE in Kananaskis – Alberta, Canada
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