Lady Agnes Falls

February 14, 2015

Named after the late Lady Agnes McDonald, Lake Agnes offers some great views from atop looking down on Chateau Lake Louise.  This trail was a great day hike, at 3.7Km to reach Lake Agnes and the Tea House.  So far I think this might have to be my favorite trail in Banff National Park.

Bourgeau Falls

February 14, 2015

Once you've loudly swallowed all your fear after seeing the sign above, you can move on to Bourgeau Falls.  This frozen waterfall is found on Mount Bourgeau with access from the Sunshine Village, ski resort.  The best place to park is in the far back near the maintenance lot of the Sunshine Village.  However I know this can be hard as you are sometimes forced to park on the road a long way out from the resort.
Sunshine Village

Maligne Canyon

January 31, 2015

Though my initial attempt would be Morrow-Hawk Canyon, I was chased off the mountain top by sheep.  So not a bad second option.  I've come to this canyon a few times now, but today was the first time I made it during a decent freeze.  Though this winter has mostly been a prolonged spring, it was cold enough in the early going of the day to keep most of the water locked away in ice.

Ogre Canyon

January 31, 2015

As the sun came up on the Rockies I was hoping I would be exploring new territory in the foothills of Jasper National Park.  Ogre Canyon is found at the bottom tip of Rock Lake Provincial Park; bordering the East of Jasper National Park.

To venture in this area I learnt a few things this day that I wasn't able to uncover online.  Just West of Hinton you will take the highway north bound to Grand Cache; and continue on this road for a ways until there is a marked turn off for BrulĂ©.  Once you have taken this left you will follow the BrulĂ© sign until the end of the road; which comes to the fence (pictured above).

Goals of 2015

Its that time of year again and I'm declaring my intentions for the year ahead.  Like years past I'll list out my (potential) plans for the year to start discussion from those exploring the site & to help myself properly plan for the year 2015.

The past year was used as a successful follow up to a list of waterfalls I've been attempting (in some cases) numerous times.  Some major goals were achieved; such as the completion of Snake Indian Falls in a day as well as further exploration within the chain of trails around the David Thompson Highway.

The coming year will have only three repeats in my "to-do" list, though most importantly will have the inclusion of some new Rocky Mountain territory for me.  I hope to branch out into this new turf and map while exploring these regions.  However, don't worry I won't forget my favorite locations from the last couple years!

Year wrap-up (2014)

For me 2014 will be labeled a success on a number of levels.  Although I didn't manage to film quite as many of my trips, nor did I get out and explore new terrain; I did however make some pretty successful achievements.

This year marks the first for me completing Snake Indian Falls in a day trip (an 11-12 hour trip no less).  Though I didn't manage to get a full video there, or during my canoe trip in Jasper, I did collect enough to store in the compilation!

Staying true to how I did this last year; the following is a compilation video of all my trips from 2014:

I'll soon release the plans for 2015, which (spoiler alert) might end up being my biggest and most bold year yet.