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    Brenda Dowdy completed Athabasca Falls

    17 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy completed Maligne Canyon

    17 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy reviewed Sunwapta Falls

    20 days ago

    This is a great short hike. The views of the waterfalls are very pretty. It is well worth the time to hike down to the lower falls, as they descend the canyon in several large cascades, so don't stop at the first one!

    Brenda Dowdy reviewed Athabasca Glacier Toe Trail

    20 days ago

    This trail is rated as easy, but it is somewhat of a climb. We were disappointed to find that it doesn't actually take you right up to the glacier. However, it was understandable that the risk of falling into a crevasse necessitated cordoning off the area a safe distance from the actual toe.

    Brenda Dowdy completed Sunwapta Falls

    20 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy reviewed Lake Minnewanka Lakeside Trail

    21 days ago

    We loved the variety of terrains on this trail! We started out on a fairly level path that followed the shoreline of Lake Minnewanka, crossed a tributary at Stewart Canyon, began ascending through a pleasant forest, and continued to climb as the woods thinned out in places and the soft ground of the forest gave way to rocky terrain. We were not determined to complete the trail, which is probably a good thing, since we decided to turn back when we encountered some significant sleet and found the severed lower leg of a deer about 5 feet from the trail. It was quite the adventure, and the views of the lake and surrounding mountains were amazing. Would definitely do this trail again.

    Brenda Dowdy reviewed Bourgeau Lake Trail

    21 days ago

    In all fairness, we did not make it all the way to the lake. We hiked this trail in late May after a hard winter. The glacial runoff was extremely swift and wide, and we didn't have hiking poles nor gaiters with us. We only made it 3.2 miles in. We crossed several wide snow patches as we climbed, but the views near our turning point made the hike worthwhile. The moderate rating on this trail was accurate due to the climb and the snowy patches involved.

    Brenda Dowdy reviewed Johnston Canyon Trail to Upper Falls

    21 days ago

    This paved trail is rated as easy, but it does involve an ascent into the canyon as you climb to the Upper Falls, which might prove a bit challenging for physically-impaired or older individuals. There are also some fairly narrow "boardwalks" along the trail. The waterfalls along the trail are pretty amazing and definitely a must-see.

    Brenda Dowdy reviewed Lake Louise Trail

    23 days ago

    I would definitely walk this trail again. It was an easy, flat, paved trail along the shoreline of Lake Louise and a wonderful way to unwind after a full day of hiking and wildlife viewing. The lake was beautiful, and the reflections of the surrounding mountains were amazing! There is a good view of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise from the far end of the trail.

    Brenda Dowdy reviewed Chephren Lake Trail

    23 days ago

    We hiked this trail in late May. The trail was clear of snow, but there were several areas of the trail that were wet or spongy. Most of these areas could be avoided by walking along the outer borders of the trail. Elevation gain was not bad at all; however, there were lots of exposed roots along the trail and few views of the surrounding mountains until you reach the end of the trail. The view at Chephren Lake was beautiful, and we were fortunate to observe a small avalanche from a distance, which was super, super cool.

    Brenda Dowdy completed Lake Louise Trail

    23 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy completed Chephren Lake Trail

    23 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy completed Bourgeau Lake Trail

    24 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Johnson Lake

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Marble Canyon

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Taylor Lake

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Boom Lake Trail

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Silverton Falls

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Wilcox Pass

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Stanley Glacier

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Eiffel Lake Trail

    29 days ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Sunwapta Falls

    about 1 month ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Maligne Lake Viewpoint

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Pyramid Lake Loop

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Lake Annette Loop

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Maligne Canyon

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Bow River Trail

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Moraine Lake Paddle

    about 1 month ago

    Brenda Dowdy saved Stewart Canyon Trail

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Grassi Lakes Trail

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Sulfur Mountain Lookout

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    Brenda Dowdy saved Bow Glacier Falls Trail

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