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.

Trapper Creek Falls

December 13, 2014

My initial intention in the Maligne region of Jasper was to scout for what Ice Climbers refer to as "Shades of Ugly".  However as the parking lots were not clear and a line of sight from the road wasn't readily available, I opted for a secondary option and headed down to the lake for Maligne Pass.

Morrow Hawk Canyon

December 13, 2014

My trip to Jasper in December had one goal in mind, scout out some trails to known ice climbing hot spots.  Not only are Ice climbs most often the best indicators for waterfalls in the winter time, I also have future plans to learn the sport!  Hopefully in a month's time I'll be strapping up for a ice climb and of course I'll be filming my attempt (however poor).  This region of Jasper however is used by a slightly more experienced group of climbers.  Knowing that I'm not anywhere near their skill, I only wanted to search out my future competition.

I would park off the highway in a small pull-over parking spot, West of Edna Lake and East of the Palisades (Celestine Road).  I would hike near 3Km however stop just shy of the canyon, as I would need more proper gear to scramble into the canyon for a photo.

Three Sisters Falls

November 8, 2014

Another short day hike near Canmore, Alberta.  This hike has a bit more difficulty in elevation, though it ends up being shorter than the Heart Creek hike I did earlier this day.  This also often intersects the Highline Trail; which is a mountain biking path.  The benefit is the path is worn and I found often used by bikers.  The only down side is there are a number of intersections where the Highline Trail meets up with the overlapping hiking path.

Heart Creek Falls

November 8, 2014

The last day that Alberta saw grass before another long winter.  It would barely be a positive temperature as overnight a great snowfall would come in with a harsh cold.  So I can count myself lucky that I was able to get out here to capture the waterfall I set my sights on back in March.

Sentinel Creek Falls

October 18, 2014

Just like my last post, this is a continuation of the Pint Lake Trail from Highway 11.  As I passed through this region last month with a huge goal of Entry Creek (12-13 Km), this time I set that as a distant goal and aimed to explore the creeks that I passed on my journey there.