I walked into the province of British Columbia on Wednesday. Waterton Park also neighbors Glacier National Park in Montana so I can realistically walk to a foreign country and a Canadian province in one day without getting caught. MMmmm, maybe not walk into the US. I wouldn't want to cross a fence because maybe a helicopter will swoop up from behind the trees and pluck me from the ground. I could canoe to the US though which I did a couple of years ago.
When I heard that the annual Relief Society hike this year was going to Wall Lake I was pretty excited. My father's middle name is Wall so I googled it to see what "Wall" the lake was named after. Nothing.
Wall Lake is named Wall Lake because it is next to a wall! The mystery was solved pretty quickly. The hike was 3 hours round trip and was so so pretty.
I carry a flower twitcher card that has the names and pictures of wildflowers in this area of the Rocky Mountains, and I was able to add two new flowers to my discoveries. Different trails during the different spring and summer months have different flowers so it makes carrying my card fun. Between my camera and the flower twitcher sometimes the hikes take a wee bit longer. My friends and family and husband are super patient with me.
Each beargrass plant only blooms every 5- 7 years so I definitely want to take more pictures. These are not fully bloomed yet so I guess that means more hikes in Waterton.
Yep, saw this too, although not on the hike. This was taken from inside the car with a zoom lens.
I love living so close to Waterton and really need to go every week this summer. Our yearly pass is totally worth every penny!