Bolton Creek Kananaskis – Camping

I headed out early to Kananaskis country to take pictures, and had after a run-in with a Ruffed grouse and a couple of deer, on the Jumpingpound road (Hwy 68?) I headed up along the #40 to the lakes and shooting pictures along the way. Eventually the weather turned and it clouded up and started to drizzle. So I thought I would stop by Bolton Creek Campground where my sister was camping with a couple of friends. I ended up staying the night (there are benefits to keeping all of your camp gear in the trunk of your car).

I woke the next morning to the sound of rain, which cleared up shortly after, so we decided we’d go for a quick hike, and headed out for the┬áMt. Everest Expedition Trail, which is basically just a 2 kilometer walk to a lookout point over Kananaskis Lakes.

I also spent a bit of time wandering and photographing the shoreline of the lakes and assessing the damage caused by the recent floods . Then after packing up camp I decided I might was well take the long route back down spray lakes trail, where I spotted a Great Blue Heron out on the lake standing on a old rotten tree stump a few metres from shore.

 

White-tailed deer in tall summer grass, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

White-tailed deer in tall summer grass, Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Ruffed Grouse on a roadside in the foothills, Alberta Canada

Ruffed Grouse on a roadside in the foothills, Alberta Canada

Scenic mountain pond, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain pond, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain views, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Scenic mountain lake, Kananaskis Country Alberta, Canada

Great Blue Heron wading in a mountain pond, Alberta Canada

Great Blue Heron on a old tree stump, Spray Lakes, Alberta Canada

 

 

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