Canada, Canadian Rockies, Travels

Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

If you’ve ever hiked to Crypt Lake, you’ll understand why it’s on my All-Time Favorite Hikes list. If you haven’t, you should definitely add it to your to-do list. It’s also high on the list of the most challenging hikes I've ever done. It’s incredibly difficult but also incredibly – well – incredible. It’s the entire reason my… Continue reading Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

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Over the Divide – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

After two weeks exploring Montana and Yellowstone with me, it was time for Pat to head back to Connecticut. Fortunately, I had a bit more vacation time and was able to stick around Montana for an extra week and squeeze in a little more adventuring. And so my mom and I loaded up the car and… Continue reading Over the Divide – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta

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An old man and a waterfall – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part II)

We had only one full day in Waterton, and our plan was to take the boat across Upper Waterton Lake to the Crypt Lake trailhead and attempt to survive the 11-mile strenuous hike to Crypt Lake. The hike is 5.5 miles in each direction with 2,300 feet of elevation gain, and involves a lot of… Continue reading An old man and a waterfall – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part II)

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Roadtrippin’ – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part I)

I don’t know about you, but half of the places on my Ultimate Travel List are there because I saw a picture online and said to myself “wow, that’s pretty, I wanna go there.” In fact, I’ve stumbled across a number of incredible on- and off-the-beaten-path destinations thanks to random travel blogs. It’s part of… Continue reading Roadtrippin’ – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (part I)