Fittingly, to close out my one-year anniversary in Canada, Dave and I hit the road again driving the seven hours west to do some camping and hiking in the Canadian Rockies. We stayed the first night in Calgary and then headed into Canmore to take care of some errands and fill our bellies at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company (YUM!). Ultimately, we found ourselves lucking out with the most gorgeous campsite near the base of Ribbon Falls. The hike in was brilliant (although we apparently just missed a bear when we rolled into camp), the camping community we joined up with in this backcountry spot was made up of great people that all wanted to have rich and interesting conversations, the stars were out in full force each night, and the scenery...well, just beautiful. We hiked and talked and were rejuvenated by the great outdoors. It was the perfect place to reflect on the past 365 days....check it out for yourself below.
Yummy flatbread from the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company...good hiking food!
Checking out the view of a former logging colony.
The gorgeous falls. The mist coming off was welcome when hiking!
One of the many peaks surrounding the campsite area.
Along the trail.
The water along the river that nestled next to the trail was unbelievably clear! When it would cascade down into these small pools the blue and green colours were amazing!
Heading out...sad camper!
On the drive back to the Jaw, we killed more than our fair share of bugs. Oog.
PS. A very Happy Wedding Day to my friends Christin and Deb! Best wishes to you both!!!