Saturday, June 7, 2014

Grassi Lakes - Adventure Wednesday June 4th, 2014

 Hike to Grassi Lakes

I finally have a few minutes to blog about our last Adventure. Georgia and I decided to go for a nice hike this past Wednesday. We both work at the Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge and started hiking from our place to Grassi Lakes. 

Stairs going up to Spray Lakes Road

We followed the Spray Lakes Road past the Nordic Centre to the end of the pavement then turned to the parking lot.

Approximately 100 meters into the hike is the first intersection. At this point you can choose the easy or more difficult route. I always choose the hard way up and the easy way down! If you choose the more difficult route you will have an amazing view of Canmore and the Bow Valley.

Part of the difficult Route

Taking a little break & looking back - how far we've come!

Beautiful view over Canmore and the Bow Valley 
 Ha Ling Peak & Waterfall

After hiking 6.24Km we finally reached our destination. The two beautiful turquoise blue lakes are amazing. 

 One of the Grassi Lakes.

We spent some time up there & watched some climbers. We decided to walk the easy route down which appears to be a fire road . We saw one Caribou and three Elk's on our way home. We also stopped at the Quarry Lake and walked through downtown back to the Hotel. The loop going back home was 16.45Km. It was so worth it. I love Canmore!!

 Elk along our way back to the Hotel!

 Quarry Lake

I've been to Grassi Lakes 4 times and love it. It's a great hike in Canmore, Alberta. Come for a visit and try it out!

Distance: 3.9 km (from parking lot) - Difficulty: Easy - Elev. gain: 165meters - Time required: 1 - 2hours

What an amaaaazing day. Looking forward to our next Adventure!!

1 comment:

  1. Stunningly beautiful scenery and animals in the Canadian wilderness. You live in a great place Antje! I'm so happy your legs are feeling happy enough to be active after your first half marathon! Congratulations again my friend.