Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Missus' Big B-day

We took an extended weekend down to Southern Alberta last weekend to celebrate Anita's big b-day. I'll leave it up to you to hazard a guess as to which decade, but venture ahead at thy own risk. We got up at ungodly hours to take sunrise photos (Anita apparently got as many mosquito bites as her age while I slowly snapped away), stayed up late to take evening shots, scrambled partway up Bertha Peak, and did afternoon tea at the Prince of Wales Hotel. These only cover some of the adventures we got up to in Waterton Lakes National Park, but you can see in some photos the extent of damage from the Kenow wildfire last year that ravaged a large portion of the park.

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Minutes before sunrise over our hotel.

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Minutes after sunrise.

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Cameron Falls.

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Falls along the route to Bertha Lake.

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Look close - the water is actually flowing away from you in this photo.

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Inside the main hall of the Prince of Wales.

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Warning sign for if you guess Anita's b-day wrong (or maybe a little TOO accurately).

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Hiking through wildfire ravaged forest trail, on the way up to Bertha Peak.

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Just because it's your b-day, doesn't mean you don't have to get out and work to bag a peak. #summitnazi

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We were tired from a long previous day of hiking, it was hot, humid, and we didn't locate a proper gully up, so we stopped after scrambling up a sketchy rockwall to enjoy the view before calling it quits.

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