- Parking: Parking Lot on Site
- Washrooms: None
- Paved and Groomed Dirt Path
I almost didn't go this morning - after a sketchy night's sleep it was very tempting to roll over the enjoy the warm comfort of my bed for a couple more hours. But a commitment is a commitment, so I grumpily hauled myself up and out the door. It's amazing what magic a bit of fresh air can work! Once I started walking, I was reluctant to turn around at my half-way point. Turned out to be a great walk after all!
|Nose Creek meanders through the valley.|
Although I very much enjoyed the abundance of plants and animals nurtured by this winding creek, the highlight of the walk was "Split Rock", an erratic carried by the glaciers all the way from Jasper National Park. True to it's name, this granite boulder stands several meters tall, and has been cracked in half by years of freezing and thawing water. It's presence here is a testament to nature's constant cycle of change.
|The sandstone escarpment above the creek.|
Unfortunately, I only made it about a quarter of the way though this fantastic park, so I will certainly be back to explore the west end. Apparently it's one of the best places to find beaver dams and lodges - definitely motivation for a return visit!