Elbow Camp Canyon hike

For the first camping trip of the year we (Karl, Steve, Melissa, The Derkowskis, and myself) went to Little Elbow Campground (I think thats what it’s called) along the Elbow River on the Bragg Creek side of Kananaskis Country. We had planned to do this trip the previous year, but the whole area was washed out and closed due to the flooding. In order to avoid the May long weekend crowd we decided to go the next week instead so it made for a nice quiet weekend.

We took a hike west along the river for a ways and then turned and headed up hill to explore a canyon (the name of which I cannot think of right now). It was a nice little hike, although we couldn’t go very far up the canyon because of ice and water that was still left over from the winter. The most interesting part of the hike was surveying all of the damage along the river that was still evident from the previous years flood.

After the hike we met up with Rob and the boys and kicked back for some campfire chili which was a bit of a fiasco because the spice level was completely off the chart. But with a few adjustments, and a loaf of fresh made campfire baked sourdough bread to go with it,  it turned out pretty darn good.

 

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

American Black Bear and Cub (Ursus americanus)

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

Scenic hiking views of the Elbow River Valley Kananaskis Country Alberta Canada

 

 

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