This past weekend was fabulous! The weather was unexpectedly gorgeous, so Chris and I got out to Canmore and enjoyed a couple of amazing days in the mountains.
Saturday, we peddled the Cascade Fire Road to the river.... and were moderately disappointed to find that (even though the Parks Canada trail report did clearly state that the bridge was out!) the normally mild-flowing water was pretty much a raging torrent.... and hence became our turnaround point since it definitely was not fordable.
|The end of the trail. Boooo.|
|There's the bridge!|
It was a great ride nonetheless, and after stopping in at a pub in Banff for the requisite after-biking beers, we had time to zip up Tunnel Mountain.
|What an awesome view down the Bow Valley!|
|Cool view of the Banff townsite from the top of Tunnel Mountain.|
On Sunday, we took a drive up the Banff/Jasper Parkway to the always fantastic Bow Lake, where we did the nice little hike up to Bow Glacier Falls.
|Crowfoot Mountain and Bow Lake|
|Look at the color of that water!|
|The moraine makes a neat landscape!|
|Bow Glacier Falls|
|Soooo lucky to have all this in our back yard!|
|Lovin' being outside!|
Every single day, I am immensely grateful that this is our playground. And I can hardly wait for our next adventure - biking the Kettle Valley Railway in mid-July!