Grizzly Peak


Location: Alberta, Canada
Participants: Marko Pribilovic, Mat Glessing, Con Sweatman, Jake, Jeremy Stroman, Jeff Trudel, Patrick Latter
Time: 5 Hours
Weather: +10°C


Park on Highway 40 at Ripple Creek located just south of Grizzly Creek (about 4.4km North of the winter gates at Peter Lougheed Provincial Park). Trail start and follows the north side of Ripple Creek


  • Hiking Boots
  • Food
  • Water
  • Shell
  • Warm fleece
  • Gaiters
  • Adjustable Poles

Camera Gear Used:



The hike begins with a gentle slope that bends it’s way around towards the backside of the mountain.




Looking back at the valley, the morning sun began to light up the opposing peaks.


The trail quickly becomes more rocky and it’s important to approach this rock band from the right angle to safely continue.


The rock band can be probably be considered the crux of the scramble but is not difficult if you maintain good hand holds along the wall.



At this time of the the year the small Forget-me-not’s are in bloom.


The changing cloud cover was producing some amazing light on towering peaks that lay behind us.


Jeremy taking a rest before making the final approach to the summit.


The final approach is a gentle grade of mossy soft vegetation. Some patches of still unmelted snow remained on this north facing slope.





Once at the summit we settled down and ate some lunch. Marko and Mat traded ‘Pea shoots’ and Bananas…


The trade went great for Marko.


It did NOT go so well for Mat.


Vadering on a mountain!




The approaching storm and rain created a rainbow in the valley below!


After lunch we headed back down across the grassy sloped backside of the mountain.


By |2017-06-07T12:56:57+00:00June 23rd, 2013|Day Hikes|55 Comments


  1. Fantastic photos of your mates and the trail/mountains – makes me feel as though I’m there enjoying the scenery with you.

  2. rutakintome June 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Excellent… love that final black and white.

  3. Mariane June 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Just simply marvellous!!! If I can say that- I am impressed really impressed and wished I was able to do so – I think that is what I yet have to do 😉 Superb photos as well

  4. Paul Doherty June 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Great landscape photos. Looks like everyone enjoyed the hike. It makes me want to take that hike.

  5. vairarenbeth June 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Awesome – it takes my breath away!

  6. sukiesoriginal June 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    Wow, what a landscape! thanks for going where i would never go and bringing back great pictures (yet again).

  7. Antoinette Clinton June 23, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I love the way you guys are looking DOWN on a rainbow in one of those pics…these are awesome!

  8. SKEdaddle June 23, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Your photos are always amazing and tell a story in themselves, and you guys always look like you have a great time!

  9. bluebrightly June 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Superb! From the little Forget-me-not to the peaks (the B&W!) and the people, not to mention the rainbow.

  10. readingwithrhythm June 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    That last one looks like you’re on the moon. Thanks for taking us along on an incredible hike! I’m worn out now!

  11. swapnaraju June 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    The location and the photography both are wonderful. I wish i could go on such hiking trip to the god’s own land.

  12. Alastair June 23, 2013 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Great shots 🙂

  13. Medvedik June 24, 2013 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Awesome photos!

  14. Mark Simms June 24, 2013 at 12:38 am - Reply

    Great shots Patrick. Love the image of the rainbow.

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  16. Chris Brann June 24, 2013 at 1:36 am - Reply

    wonderful scenery and photos.

  17. Alastair June 24, 2013 at 1:47 am - Reply

    That looks like it was a great day – I am jealous!

  18. Andrew Harvard June 24, 2013 at 2:24 am - Reply

    lovely lovely

  19. backthewaywecame June 24, 2013 at 2:31 am - Reply

    I have no other words to say, except – incredible! Really fantastic.

  20. fatimasaysell June 24, 2013 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Wonderful scenery and beautiful pictures. I really enjoyed the ‘action’ ones with the mountain backdrop. Thanks for sharing.

  21. oawritingspoemspaintings June 24, 2013 at 4:07 am - Reply

    Just sheer perfection!

  22. richhell June 24, 2013 at 4:22 am - Reply

    Great photos of a stunning landscape. I love the “Vadering” too.

  23. Don in Massachusetts June 24, 2013 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Great photography… 🙂

  24. Julie Mundy June 24, 2013 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Unbelievable – what great mountains you have! Here’s a question from an Aussie – what’s the story with bears when you’re walking? We only have to cope with snakes and the odd grumpy wombat (which comes up to your shins). Is the excitement at the thought of meeting a bear over the next hill at what causes you all to do the ‘vadering’?!

  25. Anonymous June 24, 2013 at 6:16 am - Reply


  26. Tina June 24, 2013 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Love the black and white pics with storm clouds! My favorite sky…thanks!

  27. ArtistTaylorAnn June 24, 2013 at 7:07 am - Reply

    Wonderful photos. A good little chronological order for your hike. Looks like it was perfect weather for hiking. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  28. readinpleasure June 24, 2013 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Great shots

  29. Linda Kundell June 24, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Wonderful. Thank you!

  30. jenn now June 24, 2013 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Stunningly beautiful!
    I love the playfulness in the pictures as well 🙂
    Thank you for sharing! Grizzly Peak is now on my “to-do” list!

  31. LB June 24, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Beautiful images of what looks like a fun day!

  32. beckyabroad90 June 24, 2013 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Force photos…genius. Keep ’em coming!

  33. ivanbenson June 24, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking shots. What fun you all had, too!

  34. jennroig June 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    OMG it looks surreal!

  35. David June 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking shots. Especially like those B&W shots.

  36. 48colorrainbow June 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I don’t think I have ever been in a situation where I could look down at a rainbow. Must have been great.

  37. Anonymous June 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Great photos! 🙂

  38. Anna Tucker Photography June 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Looks like so much fun!! Great shots!

  39. PK June 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    The contrast in your photos is amazing, so vivid and sharp. I’m very happy I found your site (thanks for visiting my blog) as I could use the information you share. I especially love the b&w shots. Fantastic.

  40. Jim Brennan June 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. You put me there.

  41. dawn June 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    the life should be like this…

  42. Black ' n Write Reviewer June 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    These are great pics, especially the Vader-styles 🙂

  43. Crista June 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    i love these photos. i want to go there…..

  44. naomimgruer June 26, 2013 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Great photos!

  45. Obediah June 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Great photos. That bear looks cuddly.

  46. hellenalberts June 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    Simply amazing am in love with the photos and how they tell the story and make you feel part of it. Good work and hope to hike soon 🙂

  47. angelinahue July 1, 2013 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Thanks for visiting my blog and great pics + narrative to bring this hike to life!

  48. galaxiesofmystery July 4, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I’m not sure how legit this is, but I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award I hope that you accept but you don’t have to. Check out my page for rules and procedures!

  49. davidniddrie July 4, 2013 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Stunning photos, great write-up. Might have to tackle this hike when I’m in the Rockies this summer!

  50. Counsel4Living July 7, 2013 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    beautiful shots… thanks for taking me to the mountain top

  51. mirrorgirl July 16, 2013 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Love the jumping picture and the close-ups!

  52. Disheveled parent July 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    I love every picture!! Gorgeous work. Your friends seem hysterical. I love the jumping pictures.

  53. Clayton from tales2apoint July 18, 2013 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Missing your posts!! Ready for some more soon!

  54. jennliew August 8, 2013 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Amazing landscapes and awesome photography there! Must have been an adventure. Looks like you all had such great fun *_^

  55. Nelson January 23, 2015 at 8:12 am - Reply

    I like your photo of the Darth Vader imitation …the Force was definitely present

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