A couple of weekends ago, I had a rare Saturday off of work, so my hubby and I headed out to Kananaskis Country to snowshoe the popular, very short (3 km) trail to Troll Falls. We’ve been meaning to go out there in the summertime, but somehow never got around to it, and now I want to go back more than ever. This is an easy trek on mostly flat terrain, and we were lucky that there was a defined path carved out (although the snow was so fluffy and light we could have easily broken our own trail).
You can get very close to the falls, although there were a few other groups there and it’s rather tight quarters. Apparently, there is another route through some rocks to a different vantage point, but we didn’t want to remove our ‘shoes and I had left the ice cleats back in the truck. Definitely something to check out in the summer, though. We noticed a climber getting ready to scale the rock face next to the falls – he was just getting the ascent underway as we left to allow another group to move in.
It’s so early in the season that the falls weren’t completely frozen, and the water was rushing out behind the icy front. Beautiful!
What an amazing day in the snow, I love hiking the mountain trails so I really love your beautiful photos.
Thanks so much! It was such a lovely trip!
Lovely photos! Hoping to get decent enough snow to get on the x-country skis soon.
I hope you can get out skiing soon! So fun!
Your snow pictures are gorgeous, especially for those of us that don’t get any snow or ice.
I agree, absolutely stunning. We never get to enjoy scenes like that in southern England 🙂
Thank you! I’ve never experienced a winter in a warm climate – I could do without the ice! 🙂
It’s very different. On many Christmases we have sat outside.
Gorgeous winter photo’s.
Thank you! The weather has been great so far!
What a fantastic place to visit! I love your photos.
Thank you! It was such a beautiful day – the sky was such a stunning blue and the snow was fresh!
That frozen falls is really beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like that, never having been anywhere that swiftly falling/moving water would freeze…Looks like an amazing hike.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos! It was a fun trip!
Hey–you have a lot of snow! Wow! We have none yet . . . it seems very odd. Your photos are great and the snowshoeing sounds perfect!
The snow seems to be staying in the mountains so far…not much here in the city! Have you received any at all yet?
It was an incredibly beautiful day!
Such winter already!! I would expect a Troll behind every tree! It is beautuiful…xo Johanna
It is a magical landscape, that’s for sure! 🙂
I had to blow up the photo of the frozen waterfall because that photo is amazing. 🙂
I’m so happy you liked it! It is such an interesting space – and I loved the fact that we could get so close to the falls. Definitely have to return in the summer.
Vou comfort me with snow pictures! Our December is stil a colorful spring.
You have certainly had very mild weather there…I’ve been enjoying all of your photos!
Thank you, Cynthia! It was an amazing day!
Oh my you’ve taken some beautiful winter scenes! Especially the one of the falls and looking up into the trees.
Thank you! It’s like a little bowl in front of the falls, such a tight space – I thought it looked really interesting.
Thank you! The scenery was amazing!
Sheryl, that waterfall looks like a sculpture. Beautiful!
I love snowshoeing (although it’s been several years since I’ve been able to go)
I love that description – it truly did look like a sculpture!
Beautiful…still no snow here.