Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hike 3 Golden Area BC

Whoa busy, been 2 weeks since my spectacular hike and only getting to posting about it now.

My work-out / hiking buddy and I spent a spectacular weekend at a charming, rustic place called Beaver foot Lodge and did a stunning hike in the area to Wapta Falls.  We also did Emerald Lake (aborted due to rain), and a little jaunt around Lake Minnewanka just outside Banff.

The Wagon "tenting" option at Beaverfoot Lodge

Beautiful Fall colours ... on our way up to Wapta Falls

Paw prints ... we think (and hope!) dog

Lots of rain in the area made for a muddy hike

The spectacular Wapta Falls ... so worth the climb - just breathtaking

Photoshop couldn't even replicate these colours ... nature at its full glory best

We made it!  Took a lot of time to sit at the top and just take it in

Lots of downed trees

Made for a great aerobic workout

Officially a hiker :)

Our traditional hiking boot shot #3

Just before Emerald lake is a natural bridge, breathtaking

Emerald Lake - definite re-vist, it was raining and chilly

Avalanche path at Emerald Lake

Lake Minnewanka

Such a great weekend.  I am loving the lifestyle of getting out and being active, at the same time discovering the stunning scenery in this country.

Tomorrow I am hoping to update on weight loss and fitness goals.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on being a hiker and the scenery really is amazing!