Top 5 destination hikes in the Rockies

August 31, 2014

As I've been asked a few times now for my favorite or my "must see" destination hikes in the Rockies, I decided to put together a short list.  As I've surpassed 50 waterfalls and collected information on at least 60 of them here, I thought this might be a fair enough time to provide my assessment of the "best" trails thus far.

My runner-up is none other than Moonlight Falls and the Evan-Thomas Creek trail.  This is a contender as, for no better reason, the waterfall itself is a absolutely stunning waterfall to marvel at in the winter.  The contrasting colour of blue in the surrounding blanket of white snow; it's no wonder why it's a "must-climb" and talked about in ice climbing circles.

Entry Creek

August 17, 2014

I haven't yet been disappointed by the views or the endless breathtaking moments in this region.  Having started my summer off on the other side of Cline River and having completed Corall Creek for the CWF and their Walk For Wildlife; I thought this was only fitting to end my summer on the other side.

Charlton Falls

August 2, 2014

I don't think there could have been a more stereotypical Canadian experience.  Paddling on a glacier melted lake in the Rockies with loons serenading you.  This lake is none other than Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park.  Camping the night at Fisherman Bay only topped the experience of a true Canadian outing, with pica, red tailed squirrels and deer a plenty in the area.

Snake Indian Falls

July 19, 2014
Canada Parks Day, once again I found myself in Jasper completing the North Boundary trail in search of Snake Indian Falls.  Just like the last two years, I would attempt the trip via mountain bike, and just like last year I would bring a friend to help with the 26.5Km journey.

Last year we decided to stop at the Shalebanks campground, having spent all of our energy, and not knowing what the route back would take out of us.  This year we pushed ourselves beyond the river and would explore new terrain once more, always inching closer to what we desire.  Little did we know what was in store for us.

Grizzly Creek Falls

July 12, 2014

This is a waterfall not marked on any map or trail guide and one I`ve had a hunch about for a number of years.  I`ve always wrote this off as one I`ll explore on a day when all my other trail options have thwarted me.  Perched high above the highway Grizzly creek was always a trail I though might explore into the high peaks of Mount Evan-Thomas.  I would only explore a small segment of this trail as there was reported bear sightings in the area.

Sarrail Falls

July 12, 2014
What a marvelous lake!  Kananaskis Lakes are two good enough reason to want to spend hours in this park.  The hike around Lower Kananaskis Lake is nothing but sublime as the view of the lake never leaves your shoulder gaze.  On this occasion I would endure 30 Celcius, blue sky and a short hike towards Mount Sarrail.