Compared to the previous couple of years, we did a lot of hikes in 2012. The most fun we had last summer was a half-day outing to Jura Creek.
At the start of our two-week spring break, we opted to re-visit Jura Creek. We strapped on crampons/MICROspikes to ensure good traction as we made our way up the frozen creek. There was one short stretch where we spotted open water, but it was easily avoided with an extra-long step.
Since we turned around before we reached the big rock slabs with the pools, our return hiking distance was just under 5 km. Although the fun factor was definitely lower than last summer’s outing, this short trek was an easy (yet scenic) start to our spring break in the Bow Valley. Here’s a peek…
NOTE: click on any image to view as slide showlast summer