Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The 'Last Hurrah'!


It's always a bit of an adjustment - mostly in my mind - when I go back to work after a stretch of days away. Lucky me just finished spending my entire two weeks off in Canmore! I made the most of the time by playing and socializing and in general being carefree with no responsibility. Love it!

So needless to say, it takes a few days to get my head back into think mode. But I eventually get there. This time, what really helped matters I believe, is that I made the most of my two final hiking days - one last hurrah, if you will - Grizzly Col / Ridge with Jody and our new friends Karl and Ronaldo, and Cory Pass / Edith Pass Loop with Caroline and Tim.

Look familiar? We were in this valley just last week!

Mt Tyrwhitt from the valley floor.

Approaching Grizzly Col.

What a fantastic ridge!

Our destination is the notch in the left-centre of the pic.

Getting close to the pass - finally!

Lunch spot with a view!

Caroline and Tim on the way into the Gargoyle Valley.

The valley below Cory Pass is quite spectacular!

Mt Louis
I had an exceptional time, seeing some absolutely amazing landscape while spending time with some absolutely fabulous peeps. And now I am on the countdown to do it all over again - my next two weeks off start in just 18 more sleeps! Yeah!


Friday, July 25, 2014

Water week!

You know how Discovery Channel sometimes has 'Shark Week'?  Well this week, the kidinacandyshop had 'Water Week'! Yep. Several of my destinations this past five days involved water. It was fantastic!

Sunday: Elbow Lake and Rae Lake

Elbow Lake

Colorful shoreline of Rae Lake.

Rae Lake

Seeing this cow moose and her two babies was an unexpected treat!

Monday: Emerald Lake

Paddling fun!

Tuesday: Grassi Lakes

Wednesday: Picklejar Lakes

The first of the Picklejars.

Picklejar Lake #2.

The third Picklejar Lake.

The third and fourth lakes.

I think #3 was the prettiest!

Another view of Picklejar Lake #3.

And yet another picture of the third lake!

Shoreline along Picklejar Lake #2.

Somebody was marking his territory!

Thursday and Friday: Rain! And a visit from the parents! My Mom and Dad were in Calgary yesterday, so they made a detour out to Canmore - it was so great to see them! Love you Elinor and Duncan!

I just had a look at EnviroCan, and they still maintain that tomorrow we will be enjoying straight-up sunshine.... yahoo for the sun! So a big day is planned with one of my besties - we are headed back down to the Highwood Pass area to take in two gorgeous ridgewalks. I can't wait!