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#52 – Lower Spray Falls

#52 – Lower Spray Falls

Sept 17, 2017 – After a couple waterfalls the day before it was time to head home, but there were a couple more we planned to hit on the way back.  First on the list was Lower Spray Falls. I’ll explain from Hwy 40 intersecting Hwy 1 (see last posts if you need help getting to the area).  Here’s an overview… Google accepts “Lower Spray Falls” in their mapping so should be easy.  From Hwy 40 you go about 20 km…

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#51 – Sarrail Falls

#51 – Sarrail Falls

Sept 16, 2017 – With time to spare after Troll Falls, we ventured to the Kananaskis Lakes to look for Sarrail Falls. From Troll Falls it’s about a 30-40 min drive… Once you get back to Hwy 40 turn right (south) and go about 26 km down to Kananaskis Lakes Trail (you turn right to get on it).  There are signs along the way; keep aimed for the Kananaskis Lakes Trail/Upper Kananaskis Lake… You’ll have to go to the end, past…

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#50 – Troll Falls

#50 – Troll Falls

Sept 16, 2017 – After going a few months without seeing a waterfall, we decided to venture down to the Kananaskis area before it snowed.  Our first target was Troll Falls. Getting to Troll Falls is quite easy; Google Maps gives directions right to the “Troll Falls trailhead”.  I’ll describe the route anyway and reference from Calgary as that’s the closest main city… As you can see it’s about the total of an hour from Calgary, driving west on Hwy 1 and then…

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#49 – Stairstep Falls

#49 – Stairstep Falls

May 21, 2017 – After the thundering Panther Falls (see last post http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2017/06/30/48-panther-falls/), our final target of the day was the complete opposite – nice gentle Stairstep Falls. Here’s an overview of how to get there from Panther… So from the previous parking lot you go up (NW) about 850m.  You’ll see a sign for Nigel Creek and a bit of a turnoff/old road… You’ll immediately hear and see the “steps” of waterfalls.  You just backtrack a little to see them better……

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#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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