The communities of Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass invite you to explore this August and September through #BucketlistAB. That invite not only comes with epic southern hospitality, but also with a sustainable approach to its tourism offerings.
Halfway down Turtle Mountain both my legs and lungs started sending signals to my brain that something wasn't quite right. Call it fatigue. Lactic acid build-up. Overexertion. They’d all apply. And, given the fact this hike required 740 metres of elevation gain (and subsequent loss!), this “negativity” wasn’t all that surprising. But, just like my entire tour through the Crowsnest Pass, in the end, the “positivity” was off the charts.
Not gonna lie. My legs were sore for three days after the Turtle Mountain trudge. But the reward was rich. The view from the top of Turtle Mountain – high above the legendary Frank Slide – was heart-stopping. As storm clouds toiled overhead, the massive fractures in the mountain, the gaping chasm where millions of tons of rock poured down into the valley below, was stunning to behold from this bird's eye perspective. And, as we trundled down the mountain, the views got even better. The clouds parted – timing is everything! - and sunset glow poured in from the west. It was a captivating sight and one that required numerous “clicks” of the camera.
Uncover The Crowsnest Pass for its Human Powered Adventures