We are finally in Alberta. The adrenaline is pumping! A new adventure is just around the corner.
This morning we decided to split up. Bro headed off to Lethbridge to establish a base camp and do some computer work. I am in Waterton National Park researching. How lucky am I!
I arrived in Waterton Village and headed to the campground on the lake. The winds were going mad and the sun was out. Tents were barely holding on – about to roll like tumbleweeds. Not I though, I am in the EH Travel Pod – faster than a speeding bullet and can leap tall buildings… ha ha . Set up camp quickly and took off to see if I could research a few hikes before nightfall.
It felt so good to pump the legs again hiking. The first hike took me to the Cascade Waterfall. It is a main attraction with lots of white water and attention – lots of people taking pictures. The trail head to the Carthew-Alderson Trail is also there. It had my name on it so up I went.
The trail starts off by following the creek which feeds the waterfall. It is all uphill following a series of switchbacks. My legs burned. My face smiled. It felt good. I continued hiking up to and past the snowline. But, it was soon later the snow reached my knees and a deadfall tree blocked my path. Common sense told me to turn around as I was not suited up properly for an alpine adventure. I turned around and headed back down.
Next was Bertha Lake. It leads to a waterfall and alpine lake. I knew I would probably hit the snowline again and, definately I was running out of sunlight. But I wanted to get to the lookout. So I hoofed it. Again the trail follows a ridge looking down on Upper Waterton Lake. The views of the snow capped mountains and the lake were awesome.
Meet allot of people on this trail but at the viewpoint I was all alone… in a very good way. I had the view all to myself. I thought I found heaven. The views are amazing! I have attached a picture where I am at the viewpoint, bubbling with excitement – all smiles and beaming.
Waterton National Park is a hidden gem and is a must see when in Southern Alberta.
Be well, Be active.