Akamina Lake

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    • Day52

      Red Rock Canyon

      September 15, 2022 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Thur 15 Sept. Had to go to Visitors Centre today to get some volunteer forms as we are helping to plant White Bark Pine up around Summit Lake tomorrow, therefore we couldn't do the third of our triple challenge hikes because we need to go on the boat ferry at 9am and doesn't get back until after 5pm and so that's outside the visitor centre's hours. So after getting the forms we headed up to Red Rock Canyon. The majority of this small loop track is closed for construction but you do get to see the start of the red rock Canyon, which is pretty impressive, shame we couldn't see it all, but they are still working on tracks destroyed in the fire. From there we decided to go to Goat Lake. The first 4.7 kms is on a very good track/ 4wd road, and I wished I had paid better attention to the map because you were able to bike it and that would had been a nice ride. However at the turn off for Goat Lake it wasn't so nice - about 400 m elevation gain over 2 kms, it was a steep steady climb. The lake wasn't anything wonderful, after a little walk around the side we headed back down. Hike stats: 15.06 km, 3 hrs 08, elevation gain 602 m, highest altitude 2006 m. After lunch and a bit of book reading, did the short 1 km walk to the Blakiston Falls, a nice wee fall but what was impressive was the very flash looking and probably expensive viewing platforms they had put in. After that we drove to Cameron Lake to stay for the night, saves us getting up to early in the morning to be here by 8 am for our volunteering work. Steps D 27109 / V 28028.
      Fri 16th. Up bright and early for our days work. There was 8 volunteers and about 10 Parks Canada staff members planting today. After our briefing we got a spade and pouch and headed up the hill towards Summit Lake and our planting area 3.5 kms, and about 300 elevation gain. Apparently they are not planting because of the fire, but these pines are becoming quite endangered due to a rust virus attacking them, so these seedlings have been grown from more resistant parent stock. The planting was fairly easy, the hardest thing was trying to find an area that hadn't already been planted. Finished about 1 pm - that was 2500 seedling planted in the two days. Had lunch with everyone then headed back down the hill. The pines are incredibly slow growing so our grandchildren or great grandchildren will have to check them out for us in 50+ years. Back to the town campsite for another easy afternoon. Steps D 16160 / V 22764.
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    • Day116

      Waterton Lakes National Park

      July 10, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 61 °F

      Weather was bad in Glacier so we drove over the border to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta Canada. It was amazing - so glad we decided to go here on a whim


      What beautiful scenery. And snow caps in July. Great backdrop for your photos.


      <3 <3 <3


      What is the yellow in the distance??



    • Day111

      Cameron Lake, Waterton Lakes NP

      July 29, 2022 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      Première expérience de paddle (stand-up paddle pour être précis) pour nous. C’est sympa et ça permet de voir avec un point de vue différent. Fun fact: la montagne que l’on voit au fond est aux États Unis (ainsi que le bout du lac). Nous avons essayé de nous approcher de la frontière, mais après avoir regardé des cartes nous étions encore loin !


      First time doing stand-up paddle for us. It’s nice and grants a different view dur to being on the water. Fun fact : the mountains behind the lake is in the US (and the tip of the lake). We tried to go there but after checking on a map we were still really far away.
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