We have been doing a lot of exploring in the Alberta rockies the past few months, including a 45km round-trip hike to camp up at one of the most beautiful high-alpine lakes you'll ever see.
I am going to do my best to share as much as possible over this coming week as some of the places we have visited were absolutely breathtaking, and I hope that sharing all of it might inspire even one peraon to get out and actually enjoy the amazing experiences sitting right on our back doorstep.
This photo was taken by Ev on our hike up the Devils Thumb in Lake Louise, and it's definitely my new favorite photo of Cash and I!
I don't usually care for the national parks as I think they are over-populated and over-exploited, and this was actually just the second time in my 31 years of living in Alberta that I have hiked in Banff or Jasper. To say I was disgusted by the amount of garbage on the trails and even just carelessly piled outside of the garbage bins on the side of the highway would be an understatement, and is exactly why I avoid these places.
I remember always thinking how it was tourists from far away places coming and making such messes, but now I realize that I was the ignorant one, because with travel restricted it's clear how much disrespect those who live here have for the things they should be grateful for.
Please, if you are going to explore the outdoors, whether it's in the parks or not, leave it as you found it, and if you've found it in piss poor shape, try and leave it better... You're privileged to be able to experience such places, they aren't simply there for your own selfish, ignorant pleasures. The wonders of this world are for everyone to enjoy, and we're fortunate to even have the opportunity to access such amazing places, so take care of them, others aren't so lucky.
Happy Saturday everyone. Peace & Love. ✌️😘
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