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Cape Flattery III

Cape Flattery III

Cape Flattery II

The landscape of Cape Flattery’s coastline is so unique. It is covered in great, bulging trees that seem to grow whichever way they choose. Water has carved huge caverns below the rock, causing parts of the mainland to fall into the sea. As a result the entire coastline is made up of massive cliffs and little islands. Probably the coolest part of the area are the little trails that off-shoot from the main path. These tight isles were sometimes only inches from the edge, some of them are so overgrown we had to crawl through. It felt like being a kid again.

In the places where the underbrush opens Emmalee and I would sit and take in the views offered. I was mesmerized by the changing colours of the ocean bathing over yellow seaweed covered rocks. Changing from deep blues to hues of aquamarine and finally white as the water crashed down on stone.

I count myself blessed to see and experience places like Cape Flattery. But places will fade. In a hundred years Cape Flattery will more than likely have fallen into the sea. I find more meaning in the relationships forged in these places. I revel in the bonds made through shared experience and I’m so happy I got to share this place with Emmalee.

Cape Flattery

This was one of my favourite trips. Emmalee and I sat in a McDonald’s near the Tsawwassen Ferry brainstorming and researching where we wanted to adventure. I was dead set on going to Vancouver Island and Emmalee wanted to head up the Sunshine Coast. After stumbling around on the internet for a while we decided to visit Cape Flattery in Washington State. It is located on the Northern most tip of the United States. And it is one of the most spectacular areas I’ve ever seen.

Archived photos from a great hike just east of Jasper National Park. I love these people with all my heart. There is nothing like sharing the beauty of the mountains and losing yourself in their splendour with people you count as friends.

Russel in Cadomin

Russel in Cadomin

Emmalee in Lighthouse Park II

Anna

Anna

Blessed

Alberta’s beautiful midwest

This past weekend I got out to the hills with my friend Carson. I feel like The Rockies gave us everything they had to offer this time around. We wandered through snowy river valleys and lakes occasionally catching a glimpse of a peak through drifting clouds. We felt the emptiness of a derelict forest, so still in the aftermath of a recent fire. We tested our aim throwing rocks and rolling boulders off escarpments. We chased any animal we laid eyes on, trying to coral them for the perfect shot. We stared in awe at a family of bald eagles resting after eating their fill of a deer. We trekked up one of the most stunning canyon trails that led to a powerful waterfall. And at the days end we stumbled upon a perfect little spot to have a fire, eat and reminisce as the sun went down and the moon came up. What a blessed life we can lead if only we seek it out.

My view at Siffleur Falls yesterday with @carsonreneau. I’m forever awestruck by the beauty of creation. #greatnorthcollective #explorealberta #greettheoutdoors

My view at Siffleur Falls yesterday with @carsonreneau. I’m forever awestruck by the beauty of creation. #greatnorthcollective #explorealberta #greettheoutdoors

Big Horn

Big Horn

My good friend Denon at Lion’s Bay

Caleb cresting the peak

Caleb cresting the peak

Canmore

Canmore