Today will be my last post on Golden for a while I promise! This was our last day here just before we headed out to Glacier National Park.
I loved Golden. It’s such a quaint little town with beautiful scenery wherever you look.
Enjoy the pictures!
A rainy day over the mountains.
Check out Part 1 and Part 2 here!
Until next time,
Todays post is about a short, but beautiful hike we went on in Golden called Wapta Falls. At the end of the hike you are at the bottom of this beautiful waterfall with a mountain drop background.
It is about a 1.5 hour hike (2.3 km) with a 60m elevation loss walking down to the falls, which you regain on your way back up so be prepared! The trail is in pretty good condition, but near the end it gets quite narrow, so watch your footing! Its definitely worth the hike if you are in the area.
A back drop of mountains always surrounds you in Golden.
This was at the mid way point, not quite the best view of the falls just yet!
Almost at the best view …
This was how the trail looked closer to the bottom of the falls. The forest floor was covered in moss due to the moisture from the mist of the falls!
Tada! A view of the falls from the beach down below. You can see the massive amount of mist in the air coming off of the bottom of the falls.
Well I hope you enjoyed this quick little extra post for the week. Let me know if you have ever done this hike, or others you have done in this area!
Until next time,
Today I will be showing you pictures from our trip in Golden British Columbia. I have wanted to go to Golden for quite some time now because I have heard it is just beautiful, and to be honest it is. The town is surrounded by mountains and rivers, and it is not overly developed which has helped to keep the nature aspect a huge part of visiting there.
Now, before you decide to drive there like we did, I do have to warn you that the roads in BC aren’t the best. You need to be a comfortable driver because to get there the road is narrow and you’re driving down a winding road on a mountain side … 🙂 But as long as you drive the speed limit,you should be all good!
When we first arrived in Golden it was in the evening. It was pretty cloudy, but I was still determined to get some half decent pictures!
This is the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge. This bridge goes across the 46m Kicking Horse River in Golden. It is the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada, so its definitely worth a walk on if you are in the area! This bridge weighs about 210, 000 lbs!! Holy ! It is also made of Douglas-fir timbers, which is pretty cool if you ask me.
We went on a walk over the bridge and then continued on the trail along the river. Eventually you were suppose to end up back at the bridge but somehow we got lost, ended up walking by a landing strip, running over train tracks, hopping a fence, and walking through the residential area to try and find the bridge again…. I am pretty sure it is very hard to get lost though… so you should be fine 🙂
This was the view from our hotel room, pretty spectacular if you ask me. Every room in this hotel definitely had a mountain view since the entire city is surrounded by them!
Now you will see my attempts at capturing the sunset on a cloudy night.
Hope you enjoyed the post! Let me know if you have ever walked across the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge below!
Until next time,