I had the pleasure of doing some work in my backyard area for the past couple weeks in the Canadian Rockies. After Golden I wasn’t quite ready to leave the white blanketed Rockies so naturally I stayed there. Stoneridge Resort in Canmore was my first awesome accommodation, now for a plus one… I asked a few friends, all which were busy with jobs and obligations so I was ready to play in the Rockies solo. My friend Elisabeth and I were planned to hit Yosemite at the end of the month so we had been talking frequently. I casually asked if she wanted to join me in Canada, expecting my California friend to say no on such short notice. Well she didn’t say no, she booked a flight that afternoon.
The first day in Canmore was rather casual, Elisabeth wasn’t coming in until the following day so I had some time to explore on my own. I met up with my friend Callum to catch up for he travels often so it can months before I see him again. We got some coffee and did a leisurely walk around Johnson Lake. We later met up with a couple other Instagram friends that were in the area for the week. It was a good day.
The next day I went to Calgary to pick up Elisabeth and some new lenses for my new camera. Sorry Elisabeth I was more excited for the new glass…just kidding… After dropping what felt like a small house down payment on camera gear I got Elisabeth. We were in for a crazy week.
I was amazing to have such a full week in my backyard with a great friend. We ended up getting rear ended on HWY 1 on the way home. Such was our luck! Elisabeth also left her passport at the lodge in Canmore however we arranged to pick that up. We were bound to have our luck changed but it is hard to not stay positive in such a beautiful place. We went to my house before taking off to California the next week.