1. We ended the day with a delicious lunch at the Grizzly Paw in Canmore! 

     
  2. IMPROMPTU CLIFF JUMPING 

    In the first picture of the mountains, Ha Ling (the one we climbed to the very top of) is the peak to the left of the valley opening…..so cool! 

    On Sunday, we headed back into Canmore to walk around Quarry Lake, a small but very deep body of water at the base of Ha Ling. We took a few pictures, stuck our baby toes in (it’s freeeeeeezing!) and then continued to walk around the lake. The boys decided it would be fun to jump in (you only live once, right?) So Craig and Nate are first, they jump right in, howling after coming up for air because it is so freezing. The general consensus was that it was “SO FUN”. Our friend Danny caved and said he would jump in, and I wasn’t going to let him jump alone, so I decided I would too. Kate was the only one who stayed strong and said no way. After we jumped in (so fun, and so refreshing), Kate decided she would jump in too! So I jumped in again with her. Lots and lots of fun, and such a great way to finish an amazing weekend. We are so lucky to have such great friends. 

    (See second post for more pics)

     
  3. CONQUERING HA LING [2]

    One of the best experiences in my life! How rewarding to literally climb to the very top of a mountain!!!

     
  4. CONQUERING HA LING [1]

    On Saturday morning, we headed to Canmore to climb to the very top of a peak called Ha Ling. Ha Ling is 2,407 m, and we hiked to the VERY tip top! The climb was pretty difficult, steep hiking the entire way with some scrambling at the top over loose rock. It took us about an hour and a half to get to the top, taking plenty of “view breaks” along the way, hehe. 

    Once we reached the top, it was so worth it. Beautiful views, 360 degrees. And you can’t get much higher, seriously. We enjoyed our lunch at the very top and took tons of pictures. 

    We thought hiking up was hard….the way down left our thighs burning and a few blisters on the bottoms of our feet. On the way down we found a natural waterfall and stopped for a little drink of glacier water. Was it the cleanest water? We like to think so. 

    It was one of the coolest things I have ever done, by far. 

    (see next post for more pictures)

     
  5. CAMPING! 

    One of the best weekends of my life. 

    We went with our friends to Tunnel Mountain campground at the end of June for a lovely weekend of camping, hiking, and cliff jumping. 

    The campground was awesome, nestled right in the middle of the mountains. We rented two sites, so we had plenty of space, a great firepit, and all the firewood we could ever want - included in the price! 

    Despite the torrential downpour and thunderstorm the first night (which only lasted a couple hours, and we had already set up our tents) the entire weekend was perfect weather. 

     
  6. It’s that time of the year! Baby geese in the park. 

    On our bike ride, Craig and I stopped to check out the commotion in the park. There were about five different families of geese eating in the grassy area. Quite a view! 

    Tagged #geese #cute