March 29, 2013
This was a wonderful hike, despite the slight cold I really enjoyed every moment of the way. In the video above you can tell, though I'm exhausted, I'm high spirited the entire way.
|My chubby co-star in the video|
Although summer aside, I once said that Kananaskis is not a winter destination, and for good reason. Most (in some cases all) of the winter everything is closed, which includes outhouses and information huts. However that was before discovering this gem. Now I definitely feel like I have to go back on my earlier statement.
I do caution people attempting K-Country during the winter, the majority of activities are not available. Like I had mentioned huts and outhouses are closed and so are campsites and some roads. South of the Kananaskis Lakes turn off (on Highway 40) is closed during the winter and re-opens June 14. Also the dirt road North to Canmore (Highway 742) is a greater gamble in winter months, as less attention is afforded on this road for snow removal etc.
This makes me feel like this waterfall is almost a hidden gem, which is only available to those who take the time a cautiously plan out the winter in this region.