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.

Curtain Call

May 18, 2014

Sadly at the end of the ice climbing season this waterfall tucks itself away for the summer.  On this day I would pull over by chance and gawking at me from behind was this nearly completely faded ice climbing waterfall; known as the ominous Curtain Call.  In it's true form this waterfall is one known only by expert climbers, with it's approximate 250 meter drop this waterfall is almost just as hard to get to the base as it is to succeed its climb.

Bridal Veil Falls

May 18, 2014
This waterfall is slightly deceiving.  The name Bridal Veil does not offer you a Veil style waterfall; instead you have a really long cascade.  Either way, this waterfall is extremely long, stretching almost the entire height of the Columbia Icefield mountains.  Not to mention this is a great area to pull over as the Big Bend highway portion is a memorable road at the very least.

Cascade Falls

May 18, 2014

On my way into Banff I couldn't help but pull over to capture the summer snap shot of Cascade Falls.  This long weekend would be the start of warmer weather in the province; and as a result it would offer a long thin waterfall.  Sadly though the weather was temperamental at best, which would result in on an off rain/snow storms.  The cloud at the top of Cascade Mountain is carrying a rain storm, which would hurry my shots and send me packing.