If you’ve been keeping up with us, then you’ll know that today is Travel Tuesday! If you follow our instagram (avenue23.ke), than you’ll know that I recently went on trip to Calgary, and did a day trip out checking out the mountains! We did many different things throughout the day, however, this week I’ll just talk about the hike I did and save the rest of later!
My brother and sister- in- law recommended Grassi Lake in Canmore, and seriously no regrets on following their advice. The day we went, it had snowed the night before, however, that did not stop us from going! We went up the easy way on the hike, because the difficult way was closed, but it didn’t matter. It was still kind of difficult. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an extremely easy hike compared to some of the other ones in the area, and it will probably only take you 30 minutes to hike up (if you go the easy way). However, it was really hard to trek through slushy snow, so I do recommend good shoes if you’re going to hike up this time of the year. If you haven’t been to Canada before, then just know that it’s not really a surprise if it snows again in May- so just keep that in mind! Also, by the time we went down the mountain, the snow was already melted which was cool to see.
The snow made the hike up extremely beautiful and worth it! The trees were covered with a light frost, and at the top, the lake was this really pretty blue, and the trees were faintly white. It was breathtaking and totally worth it. At the top, there is one larger pool of water that trickles down into the second larger lake. When you go to the uppermost lake, there are rock climbers trying to make their way up the rock, which is definitely cool to watch! Before going back down, make sure you stop and check out this rocky area near the edge of the cliff! You will not be disappointed with that view! It was an amazing view.
I truly recommend this hike, especially if you’re not used to hiking. It was not too hard at all and you will definitely not be disappointed in the view or the trail.