Last week my dad and I went out to Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park for another hike. It’s a good thing we went when we did cause we’re supposed to be getting up to 20 centimetres of snow by tonight.
We decided to start off by taking the Tiger Lily Loop. We didn’t go this way last time cause I had my bike and bikes weren’t allowed on this path.
I thought the field looked so cool with the lines in it. The mountains were really clear that day too.
It was really windy the day we went, but not necessarily cold. I was the perfect temperature with a hoodie and capris, but the wind was doing a number on my hands, so I had to put on my mitts. BTW, my hair usually doesn’t look like that, it was the wind, I promise.
Since part of the park used to be a quarry there’s equipment and old buildings left behind. It’s pretty cool to think that these things were here about a hundred years ago.
The only thing that survived a house fire was this fireplace.
We had gotten an early start for our hike, so the sun was just starting to hit some of the western slopes. These leaves still had frost on them.
This section of the park is so pretty with all the bare trees. I bet it would be gorgeous in the summer in full bloom too.
The bright yellow leaves were such a contrast with the blue sky.
Gates like this kept the bikes out but pedestrians could go right through.
This building served as the general store and post office til they were closed down.
It’s kind of funny to think of rich people building their houses out here in the middle of nowhere.
I can see why they’d want to though, they’d have amazing views from on top of that hill.
I know it doesn’t look like it from this photo, but the hill that that path goes up is monstrously huge. As in your legs and butt burn by the time you make it to the top. It’s definitely a good workout, but pretty exhausting too.
You can’t go wrong with the Bow River and mountains in the same photo.