2015 Season Opener

So, in typical Alberta fashion, the weather may long weekend sucked. I was pretty determined to get a hike in though, and felt I might as well drag a bunch of people out into the mountains in the rain with me. I must have gotten it from my mom.

Almost ever year, we start the summer out by hiking Virginia Falls, however, after driving the 1.5 hours down to glacier we discovered the park gates were closed. I have never seen this! There was some sign about a grizzly bear study blah blah blah.

After a quick review of our options, we headed to Many Glacier and hiked into Red Rock Falls instead. 

We did have a brief reprieve from the rain while hiking, but by the time we stopped for lunch, it was raining pretty hard. The kids were troopers, but it confirmed if i’m going to keep being crazy mom, I might as well buy my kids some decent outdoor gear.

FYI I had forgotten my camera battery on the charger, so I hope you enjoy technology circa 2005. AKA the point and shoot.

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^^Wren baby ready to go^^

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^^ She did pretty good until we stopped for lunch and she got cold^^
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^^Wren’s newt suit twin ^^

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^^Climbers^^

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^^So glad these guys are good sports and put up with our crazy shenanigans in pour weather (see what I did there?)^^
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^^It was a tad chilly, but boy was it ever beautiful!^^
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^^We were a little worried someone was going to have to go in after Grandpa, but he made it off the waterfall in one piece^^

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^^Super bad/blurry family photo for posterity^^
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^^Cutest hiking family I know^^

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2015-05-16 Red Rock Falls -1090132.jpg^^Okay, maybe it’s a tie for cutest hiking family^^

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