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Crescent Falls, Alberta

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Crescent Falls has long been on my list of places I wanted to visit. It wasn’t until recently that I made the effort to find out exactly where Crescent Falls is located!! So close to home – It was a no-brainer… We would visit Crescent Falls in the very near future!!

We took our dutch friends to the mountains for the weekend, and man, was it a good weekend for hikes and waterfalls!!! So beautiful!! Here are a couple photos from our stop at Crescent Falls!!

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Hoodoos, AB

What to see and do in Drumheller – when asking people this question, undoubtedly around 90% of people will tell you that you must see/visit the Hoodoos. Now, not to take anything away from these interesting rock formations, but people should really prepare you that they aren’t as big as say the buttes of Monument Valley, or that they aren’t as vast as the Bryce Canyon hoodoos (which I have yet to visit).

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If you have any interested in where these Hoodoos commonly occur, and how they come about I’ll send you to this Wikipedia link (which is pretty interesting – and short!). But I am only going to share with you the photos that we took. As I mentioned, it was WAY smaller than we expected, but if I could have my mom back here, I’ll go back anytime!! 😉

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Three things that I realized while compiling this post – my hubby is only in one of these photos (I’ll make up for this in other posts!), I really need to get back in shape before summer is here, & these photos were taken almost a year ago, which means, it is time for someone to come visit again!!! #hinthint 😀

September 2015 Camping Trip

Beginning of September we took our first camping trip of the year (shame on us!). Yes, it was slightly colder than I would have preferred, but regardless of the cold, the Canadian Rockies never ceases to amaze!! It really is just SO beautiful any time of the year!

This was the second time we took our dogs along! It is a lot more effort, but for us, it beats putting them in a kennel or getting calls from neighbours of naughty dogs!! Also, we really love our dogs, and taking them along with us just makes us happy as well!! Our favourite camping spot is directly next to the Great Athabsca river in Wabasso Campground! If you’ve camped there once, you’ll be a repeat visitor for sure! Here are a few photos of our trip:

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On dreary days we like to explore in close proximity of Jasper Townsite. On this especially cold and dreary day, we FINALLY went to Pyramid Lake! We have always wanted to go, but somehow time just kept slipping by and then we, once again, did not visit Pyramid Lake! Oh my goodness, it is just a breathtaking place! When we arrived, Pyramid Mountain was hidden behind the mist and low clouds! But after spending a while on the island, the skies cleared and the view of this majestic mountain just blew us away!

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After soaking in the day, we visited Moab Lake. It is a really eerie and creepy place which very little people visit. They either do not know about it, or do not care to visit. In 2000 a huge fire destroyed much of the area. And this destruction is still visible 15 years after the fact. The shrubs and trees are only now starting a regrowth process! This is really what makes the place so eerie! That and the crows squawking every now and then!

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We also did a quick hike! I was not feeling too great (a lingering flu has kept me under the weather for longer than I appreciated at this point!) Nevertheless, a visit to the mountains would not be complete without a hike! We did the Geraldine Lookout hike, a short 4.6 km return hike with views of the Athabasca and Whirpool Valleys!

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