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Month: June 2017

#48 – Panther Falls

#48 – Panther Falls

May 21, 2017 – After seeing Bridal Veil Falls in the distance (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/16/47-bridal-veil-falls/), our 10th target of the day was Panther Falls.  It’s yet another one in Nigel; don’t try kayaking that creek! You don’t need much of an overview of how to get there on this one, as it’s in the same parking lot as where we left off for Bridal Veil Falls (although most people don’t know it).  Here’s how it looks… So you just go to…

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#47 – Bridal Veil Falls

#47 – Bridal Veil Falls

May 21, 2017 – After stopping to see North Saskatchewan Falls (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/14/46-north-saskatchewan-falls/) the 9th target of the day was Bridal Veil Falls. Here is an overview of how to get there from N/Sask Falls… So once you get around the whole “weird loop”, you’ll come to one turnoff in which you can see Bridal Veil Falls, and the more appropriate one is the 2nd turnoff.  Here’s a pic of the first turnoff… This is where the bus was…

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#46 – North Saskatchewan Falls

#46 – North Saskatchewan Falls

May 21, 2017 – After seeing the impressive Nigel Falls (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/09/45-nigel-falls/), the 8th one of the day was North Saskatchewan Falls. Here’s the overview from Nigel… So you head almost 3/4 to the middle of the “weird loop”.  Distance-wise it’s about 800m.  There is a turnoff but it’s a blind one, so will be very easy to miss.  Here’s what to look for… From that point you can already see the top of the waterfall.  Turn left…

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#45 – Nigel Falls

#45 – Nigel Falls

May 21, 2017 – After our adventurous hike to Mistashu Falls (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/08/44-mistashu-falls/), it was time for our 7th waterfall of the day – Nigel Falls. This one taught me to be a little more thorough, or at minimum I do get lucky!  I’ll explain, but first let’s see how to get there… From Mistashu it’s a little less than 2 km.  It’s before what I call “the weird loop” in the road.  Here’s a zoomed in view… I…

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#44 – Mistashu Falls

#44 – Mistashu Falls

May 21, 2017 – After Weeping Wall (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/07/43-weeping-wall/) came our 6th target of the day:  Mistashu Falls. Here’s an overview from Weeping Wall… Like many of the falls that day, it was about 2 km from turnoff to turnoff.  Here’s the Mistashu area zoomed in with instructions… So park in the turnoff and walk back a bit, roughly where you see my red dashes.  This one isn’t very touristy, so here are some pictures taken from the…

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#43 – Weeping Wall

#43 – Weeping Wall

May 21, 2017 – After seeing the impressive Unnamed Waterfall #6 (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/06/42-unnamed-waterfall-6/), our 5th waterfall of the day took it up a notch.  Documented as the tallest waterfall of Alberta, Weeping Wall is a massive 1300 feet! To give you a look at the “tallest” list, here you go… I mark the ones we complete in green (there’s a few on this list that we did after Weeping Wall that same day and will blog shortly).  As you can…

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#42 – Unnamed Waterfall #6

#42 – Unnamed Waterfall #6

May 21, 2017 – After seeing at least a part of Coleman Falls (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/06/41-coleman-falls/), we drove the short distance to our 4th stop of the day:  Unnamed Waterfall #6 (I numbered all the documented unnamed waterfalls so we can keep track better…for anyone following the Database it’s the exact order). Although the name doesn’t have a nice ring to it, it’s actually one of my favourites.  Here’s an overview… From the Coleman/Matchstick turnoff it’s about 2 km.  You…

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#41 – Coleman Falls

#41 – Coleman Falls

May 21, 2017 – With Matchstick Falls complete (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/05/40-matchstick-falls/), next one of the day was Coleman Falls. This one has a little mystery to it, and unfortunately remains a mystery thus far.  The Database notes it as the 17th tallest waterfall in Alberta at 250 feet, but seems very unlikely.  Let me explain using the Google Earth overview… So it’s right across the road from Matchstick Falls.  The Database also has Unnamed Waterfall #23 behind it, and then Unnamed Waterfall…

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#40 – Matchstick Falls

#40 – Matchstick Falls

May 21, 2017 – After a quick stop at Lady Wilsons Falls (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/05/39-lady-wilsons-falls/), we proceeded to our next destination:  Matchstick Falls. Here’s a Google Earth overview getting there from Lady Wilsons… So just head up the Icefields Parkway (going NW) about 15 km.  Here’s a zoomed in view of the destination… As you can see there’s a little turnoff on the left-hand side.  Here’s a street view… Matchstick is to the left, and you can see part…

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#39 – Lady Wilsons Falls

#39 – Lady Wilsons Falls

May 21, 2017 – With all the kids around for May long, we thought we’d camp at Abraham Lake at the David Thompson Resort.  Recent bear encounters and avalanches had everyone a little nervous, so I planned an easy 11 waterfalls for the day – starting with Lady Wilsons Falls. First step is getting to Saskatchewan River Crossing, which is the intersection of Hwy 11 (the David Thompson Hwy) and Hwy 93 (the Icefields Parkway)… Wherever you are in Alberta, you can…

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