Waterton Lakes May Long Camping

With the next 5 days off, we left Calgary Wednesday night for Waterton Lakes. The park is roughly 3.5 hours drive from Calgary, so we stopped in Claresholm for some food. They happened to be having a small classic car meetup at the A&W across from the Sunset Motel.

A man, who introduced himself as ‘Don of Don’s Barber Shop’, was there with his 1927 Model T. It appeared he had strange fascination with… Global TV; apparently, he had been featured recently.

Once in Waterton, we began our short drive down the narrow dirt road towards the ‘Belly River’ camp ground.

After setting up camp we took a short walk down to the nearby creek to take some photos of the amazing view of the stars that night.

We woke the next morning with low level clouds and light rain, so we decided to head into town. On the drive there we stopped along the deserted highway to take some photos.

After arriving in town, we parked at nearby trail head and began hiking a random trail. With the cloud cover so low, we ended up having to turn back once visibility became too low.

We stumbled upon a bible camp near the bottom that seemed deserted. We quietly borrowed there bathroom hoping nobody came bursting out of one the cabins screaming for us to leave.

After driving back to our camp site we decided to have a few drinks and walk around. We came across this sign in a nearby field. …NO driving with hats.

We both nearly fell over when we startled this pheasant which make seemed to fly out of nowhere. Pheasants do not equal bears.

On our way back, we come across a bend in the river and decided to sit down at the edge of the bank. As Jimmy relaxed and looked out onto the amazing view we had, he was unaware of the literally 1000’s of ants he had just sat in.

His expression quickly changed as he looked down the invading army crawling towards his face. I could barely stand I was laughing so hard; we both just kept wildly trying knock off as many as we could. Jimmy was never the same…. Jimmy doesn’t like ants now….  The next morning we delayed getting up, hoping that sound of rain on the tent would eventually stop. When it finally did, we opened the tent to find that the reason the sound had stopped was that it had actually just turned to snow.

We decided to again drive into town to hopefully pass the time somewhere warm. We ended up talking our way into one of the pool/gym areas of hotel. We spent the morning relaxing there until the sun came out. Despite the snow earlier, the day was turning out to be pretty nice weather wise. We drove up to the hotel on the edge of the lake and took some photos.

We then walked down the ridge to the water’s edge to get a different vantage point.

Once we finished up at the lake, we drove over to the nearby Bison Paddock, which has a long narrow road that snakes through out it in loop allowing you to drive through. About half way around the loop, we spotted some bision by the fence but they were too far to get a good shot without leaving the car and leaving us too exposed. We got back in the car and drove out of the paddock and stopped on the highway near the fence and walked towards where we saw the bison. One baby bison had somehow escaped and was on the wrong side of the fence with us. We couldn’t get close without spooking him, so there wasn’t much we could do to get him back inside.

After getting back to camp we played some frisbee as the sun set over the ridge in the distance.

Late that night other friends arrived and attempted to setup their tents in the dark.

The next morning we arrived in town in time for the 10:00am ferry that takes you to the trail head for the famous ‘Crypt Lake’ hike. A short 20 min later we had arrived at the dock .

We crossed a few waterfalls on the way towards the top but due to some snow gullies we had turn back. We were the first group of people to attempt crypt lake this season which is why the snow was still so deep. Without rope or an ice axe it was unsafe to cross the frozen stretch. We attempted to hike around it but without a definite idea of where we were going, we just ran out of time and had to head back down.
Once we arrived back at the dock we had an hour or so to kill, so Jimmy decided he would jump  in the ‘glacial fed’ lake.
Jimmy gave the impression that it was …. not warm.
While we were on the dock watching Jimmy risk a heart attack, a squirrel watched from the beach as it plotted…..

I came back to the beach to find him INSIDE my backpack.

He had literally…. **** in my backpack, then stole a M&M. Not cool Squirrel… not cool.

After we got back we, played catch with the football for a while before packing up and leaving to go home.

By |2017-06-07T13:00:39+00:00June 26th, 2012|Overnight Hikes|549 Comments


  1. Ade June 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Thanks for visiting my blog today, glad you did..you’ve got so many inspiring images from these trips, that it’s impossible not to get fired up. This is what being in the mountains is all about!

  2. ~Lady Day June 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Love Waterton…Have you ever camped on Payne Lake…so miraculous…thanks for sharing…Smooches to you Alberta folk xxoo

  3. AYearOfTravel June 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    These shots are amazing. The starry sky is so well captured and I love the black and white one of your friend reclining on the jagged rocks. Each one tells a great story. Shame about the squirrel…or is that a chipmunk??

  4. myboyfriendisafatty June 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Wow, I love the picture of the purple starry sky!

  5. bobbie June 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    One word: WOW!

  6. hanakojustice June 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    HI! I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY. WOW! You just followed my blog and I have to admit I am not a hiker by any means, so after my posts on my Meru it’s back to my regular life in Tanzania. However, thanks for following – and glad I stumbled upon yours as well. Cheers!

  7. viveka June 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Some amazing shots here … I think the M&M thieve is very cool .. cool enough to sit still while you’re taking a photos. Brilliant. The water doesn’t even look the slightest warm … but if you are a viking you’re a viking. Like the photos in black & white .. the endless road and I like the one with the lake with the clear water .. and of course the M&M guy.

  8. dannypereyra June 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    These are some of the most amazing shots I’ve ever seen. Wow. Some of these are simply brilliant.

  9. mascaradays June 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Great shots, bet that water was nippy ! Looks like it was a memorable hike with fun along the way.

  10. Scott and René June 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    WOW!!!!!!!!! Not sure there is much more than can be said! I felt like I was there. Interestingly enough…My favorite shot is the Motel sign. : ) Loved it! On my bucket list, there is an entry called “become a better photographer” – Your pictures are those that I can only take in my dreams!! What kind of camera do you use? Scott

  11. psalmstwentysevenfour June 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Dude! I love the one jumping in the lake! I feel like we’re brothers 🙂

  12. Elisa June 26, 2012 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    It’s a good thing I can type, because I am nothing short of speechless….your photographs are breathtakingly gorgeous. And fun!

  13. Being June June 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the follow – back atcha! I love your work. I feel like I’m on vaca just looking at these shots. Thanks!

  14. Picture-Bandit June 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    pictures like the night-sky are one of the few that bring my travel-fewer up. Quite amazing trip you had here.

  15. lucky4the1 June 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Kudos on the pictures, their the best I’ve seen. The one of the stars is fantastic and I love how you narrate the ongoing story with each picture. Brilliant!

  16. boscovstravel June 26, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Absolutely amazing photos! Beautiful, fun, and inviting. Kind of makes me want to grab my camera and head out on a hike. 🙂

  17. Jonathan Cloward June 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Its beautiful ! And I love the moments captured in each one 🙂

  18. zoevleachoe June 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I’ve never really like the idea of being outdoors and hiking and all that healthy stuff.. but looking at your pictures makes me want to get on the first plane to where ever this place is! Inspiring photos, just beautiful..

  19. Julia Dawn June 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm - Reply


  20. vegancharlie June 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    haha I love the pics of the squirrel. He is so cute with that M&M. sorry about your pack though

  21. an uncommon girl June 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Terrific photography – Love it! Thanks for visiting my blog,too.

  22. Modern Funk June 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    What fun photos! The scenery is gorgeous. The squirrel? Priceless.

  23. bluebutterfliesandme June 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Your photography is amazing. Did that squirrel enjoy that M&M?

  24. VIVI DEO June 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    OK this blog is mad cool!

  25. livingforjackie June 26, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    the pictures are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following it….it’s nice to have another canadian around! (tho strictly speaking I’m not canadian…just living here….lol)……

  26. lickingthebeater June 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    wowee! there’s some hot photos here! Now I have hiking fever…

  27. Jueseppi B. June 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Some amazing photography From Mr. Patrick Latter of the blog Canadian Hiking Photography.

  28. Kristin Ralston June 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    unbelievable photos here… i can’t wait to see more from you

  29. finally_write June 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Ridiculously beautiful photos. Nearly spit up my water with an outburst of laughter about the squirrel dumping in your pack. So very glad I followed this blog a while back. You may not post often, but when you do… damn! Well done!!! 😀

  30. kalynor June 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Amazing photography,loved the starry night….It’s as if i went on vacation through your lens :), and thank you for the follow!

  31. simplycessie June 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    really, really wonderful photos! im jealous! such a beautiful place. and the squirrel, cute!

  32. windowinthesky88 June 26, 2012 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on The unpaved path that is my journey towards God… and commented:
    I was looking around to see who was following me and this one photographer was following my blog, I checked out his blog and oh my word what wonderful pictures he takes, please check his blog.

  33. Barb Kellogg June 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog. That frickin’ squirrel was hilarious. The way you described your journey (and the squirrel’s, and the ants)…had me laughing.

  34. A Six Pack of Stories June 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing! What kind of camera do you use?

  35. Tara June 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Love the photos.

  36. Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show June 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photographs, wonderful storyteller, wonderful time.

  37. illvillage June 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    These pictures are cool, makes me want to go camping one day honestly. You’re a great photographer these really are good pictures.

  38. Nectarfizz June 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    That looks like so much damn fun.

  39. dannawellnessjunkie June 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning pictures. You are an incredible photographer!

  40. nathanfrenchphotography June 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Great photos! It looks like it was a fun adventure!

  41. asueba June 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Beautiful…how many lens did you carry with you?

  42. melanieylang June 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick thanks for the follow! I’m really enjoying your blog – you see such AMAZING sights and go to astoundingly beautiful, untouched places. I love the way you are combining an outdoors lifestyle with lovely photos – thank you for sharing your journeys with us.

  43. Rebecca Schonebaum June 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Awesome blog!! I love this post….made me laugh out loud. Damn squirrels! 🙂

  44. cparrr June 26, 2012 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Just awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well. Your blog will definitely be a frequent stop for inspiration from now on.

  45. simply me June 26, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply


  46. Zhen Huang June 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Looks like an awesome trip.These pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing them.

  47. akosmopolite June 26, 2012 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Wow, I don’t have any words. I think your works is fantastic..but that word doesn’t even describe it! They are all so beautiful & really capture the moments. I am literally a fan & follower now. ^_^ And thanks for liking my latest post!

  48. Zethu Gqola June 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    You pictures are incredible. I haven’t gone hiking in 10years, last time I went I was 12. I definitely want to try it out again, it looks awesome 🙂

  49. survivingtheenduringrace June 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    I’ve gotta say the Frisbee shot with the sunset in the background has got to be my favorite. Great Photo’s!

  50. Maggie O'C June 26, 2012 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Did anyone say that they don’t really do nature so they will experience it vicariously through your photos, which are stunning and fun? I just said that.

  51. girlinafoodfrenzy June 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures you have there of the stunning scenery & hiking trails. Is it bad that I laughed so hard when I saw the little squirrel in your backpack and later stuffing his face with that
    M & M? It’s quite ridiculous that the little guy has to get his sugar fix that way!

  52. Across Leather June 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    That dang squirrel..! How does one explain the strength, vision, clarity, realism of your photographs with a story line that will never leave my photographic and reading memory. It made me feel like when Earth knew no pollutants. Fatherland filtering it’s hydro for vegetation and evolution… The water shots just floored me along with how the pictures made you feel like you were looking at a ten foot screen. How’d Arnold say it, I’ll be back! To tag along on your next and previous ventures. L

  53. rommel June 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! It’s no wonder why wordpress have you as recommended travel blog.

  54. sallylilies June 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos…all the more amazing since the closest I will get to a campsite is thru your fabulous photos. You have gained a follower…can’t wait for more. I’m sorry about your backpack bit the squirrel pics were worth it>

  55. Masha Yerukhimova June 26, 2012 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Wow! I love all the pictures! I would have to save the large black and white one with you walking away….maybe even frame… stunning!

  56. EllaDee June 26, 2012 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Echoing everyone else – amazing, fantastic, hilarious and plain old fun – thanks for sharing. I think I’ll asmuse myself for the next week or so interchanging the images as background on my office PC.

  57. Anarya Andir June 27, 2012 at 12:06 am - Reply

    I’m sure you get this a lot but the photos are so fantastic! Every single photo is so beautiful. And the squirrel is cute (though he made your bag his toilet and he stole the M&Ms. Still – he’s a cutie. 😀

  58. Maria Zarif June 27, 2012 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Wow! The fourth picture is so breathtaking! Thank you for sharing and have a nice day (:

  59. Hanna June 27, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Great to follow you in your journey with these beautiful pictures…especially the black and white I love very much! The one from the dock in black and white is amazing. Thanks for following my blog…inspired by your beautiful pictures I keep on making just snapshots 😉

  60. marketaz June 27, 2012 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Wonderful photos and I do like Canada…love the squirrel too…

  61. Raisa Tarasova June 27, 2012 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Impressive landscapes!

  62. ginnylam June 27, 2012 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Thanks for dropping by and following my blog! Your photos are amazingly beautiful and inspiring. Aside from your stunning landscapes, I appreciate how you manage to capture some personal shots as well. Keep up the good work!

  63. JeannieRichard June 27, 2012 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Oh my! The beautiful beautiful beautiful purple star-lit night sky ~ i could just lay under that romantic sky and fall asleep on the grass – if I don’t get bitten by something, lol!
    The little squirrel stole my heart as well ~ so docile, sigh…
    Your photos of nature are absolutely breathtaking ~ thoroughly mesmerized by them and find myself chuckling with those humor photos.
    AND thanks for liking my latest post 🙂

  64. Micaela June 27, 2012 at 2:38 am - Reply

    Bloody hell, those pictures are phenomenal! Amazing. is the guy in the All Blacks tshirt a Kiwi? 🙂

  65. sirselah June 27, 2012 at 2:48 am - Reply

    I like that shot of the Motel sign way more than I probably should.

  66. ISing4God.Com June 27, 2012 at 2:55 am - Reply

    Wonderful pictures. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

    • bluebutterfliesandme June 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm - Reply

      I love your blog and your pictures but I checked the email response and I am getting hundreds of your email replies. Note to self never do that again.

  67. a quiet person June 27, 2012 at 3:27 am - Reply

    I. Love. That. Squirrel.

  68. petra08 June 27, 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

    Fantastic pics! Loved especially the one with the stars in the sky but it looks like a great trip, even if the water didn’t look very warm! 🙂

  69. Gigi Galore June 27, 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Really beautiful! And very funny! Enjoy everything! 🙂

  70. The Open Suitcase June 27, 2012 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your photos are AMAZING!

  71. laurkana June 27, 2012 at 4:32 am - Reply

    You’re pictures are incredible – I love the perspective, colour balance and everything else. Not only are they wonderful, but they’re also Canadian!
    Yahah 🙂

  72. rewindtime June 27, 2012 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Thanks for followiing. It seems you had an amazing time! Not to mention a great pics!!

  73. angrygaijin June 27, 2012 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Beautiful pics! I love the frisbee one, and the one in front of the fire. That squirrel is priceless. She thinks she’s people! X)

    Love the ones hiking through the grass and trees too.

    p.s. Snow in May?

  74. peachyteachy June 27, 2012 at 4:58 am - Reply

    These shots are amazing. Thank you for following my blog so that I could have the opportunity to check out your work! Stars—just wow.

  75. highfiverson June 27, 2012 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Iiiiiiiiii officially just found my new favorite blog 🙂 can I come?!?

  76. Young Mom Life June 27, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    These pictures are AMAZING. I definitely have a few favorites. ;D Just beautiful.

  77. Tami June 27, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Stunning photos.

  78. datingbitch June 27, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply
  79. inkspeare June 27, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Breathtaking pics and seems all of you had much fun. Truly inspirational place.

  80. orbital decay June 27, 2012 at 6:55 am - Reply

    breahtaking views! love it! love the cutie squirrel! 😀

  81. kendrad June 27, 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Absolutely amazing photos!

  82. klrs09 June 27, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Amazing photos, and you had me laughing and smiling at your adventures. Have been to Waterton several times and though it is incredibly beautiful I avoid it because of the wind. Swear to God it is the windiest place on earth. When I’m there, anyway.

  83. m1nute June 27, 2012 at 7:32 am - Reply

    The guys are lucky to have someone so talented documenting the adventures.

  84. becwillmylife June 27, 2012 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Wow…love the images. What beautiful country.

  85. Roxy June 27, 2012 at 7:55 am - Reply

    As always, absolutely stunning photography. I absolutely love the star one. Beautiful

  86. Andrea Collo June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am - Reply

    AMAZING. simply.

  87. hunting for bliss June 27, 2012 at 8:17 am - Reply

    looks breathtaking and beautiful and cold.

  88. melanielegault June 27, 2012 at 8:38 am - Reply

    You are one amazing photographer! Your photos truly capture the fun and camaraderie of you and your friends. How special!!!

  89. anu @ affairewithinteriors June 27, 2012 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning photos! I’m glad I found your blog 🙂

  90. andrea gehrke June 27, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Enjoyed your humor, pictures and this post!

  91. Wren June 27, 2012 at 8:47 am - Reply

    beautiful shots. i want to join!

  92. FashionistaInHighHeels June 27, 2012 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Breathtaking pictures!!!

  93. bekabuluh June 27, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    amazing photos!

  94. pnwauthor June 27, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Ah, you Canadians are so lucky to have all that beauty and the adorable chipmunks too.

  95. endofthegame June 27, 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply


  96. emyannie June 27, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Absolutely wonderful post! Completely inspired to grab my north face and go camping this weekend!

  97. leahastore June 27, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply

    I am in love with the photo of the stars– Absolutely stunning.

  98. pseudomantic June 27, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Your photo of the stars is beautiful. I’m planning a trip to Canada involving a long-distance bike ride at some point in the future – do you have any advice / suggestions you could give me? Looks like your trip is awesome. Drop me an email if so, it’d be great to hear from you!

    – Chris

  99. GraceMelanie June 27, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Your pictures surely evokes ENVY 🙂

  100. Jeni Johnson June 27, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Great photos! By far the 1st and B&W my favorites!!!!!! 🙂

  101. darlenejonesart June 27, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos…..yes, I can see you are one of the Beauty Keepers…..the kind of person that captures beauty with his camera, and sends it out for others to appreciate. Thank you for sharing!

  102. Shirsha June 27, 2012 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Stunning photographs! I absolutely love them! 🙂 The 1st one especially is a beauty! 🙂

  103. admin June 27, 2012 at 11:23 am - Reply

    This photos draw me in and I feel like I was there with you. The beauty and the action are phenomenal. Thank you for sharing.

  104. Jeff June 27, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Fabulous adventures and superb photography, from one Calgarian to another.

  105. jninesworld June 27, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I am vicariously living through your adventures with these beautiful photographs. Thanks for sharing! Also, I have an odd obsession with Squirrels and those pictures were awesome!

  106. jennyl June 27, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Your photography is amazing. Truly inspirational. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Looking forward to perusing the rest of your posts. Cheers!

  107. gesperon June 27, 2012 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Wonderful post, the pictures are awesome.. nice, congrats

  108. Aroog June 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Well well well… really impressed.. and feeling a lil (not that lil though) jealous 😀

  109. khareen1 June 27, 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Wow. You can take pictures of people and landscapes all day any day, but a squirrel coming out of your backpack? Priceless. Thank you for sharing.

  110. thisloveliness June 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    UM these are AMAZING!!

  111. Along Comes Mary June 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    This is some of the most brilliant photography I have seen in a long time! Bravo!!! I am humbled by the fact you followed my blog:) Thank you!

  112. cyanlianas June 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    Wow. I love these photos. Thanks for the trail of breadcrumbs!

  113. TheAbstractArtist June 27, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I am just loving this journey of exploration of life you are on. Totally sic. You are one hell of a photographer and i mean that in all honesty (my husband is an Internationally award wining photographer so I see a lot of photos), they really add to the story. And OMG you had me in stitches with the ant posting!!! I freak with just a few hundred when walking in woods!!. Most def following you blog, and thank you for taking the time to follow mine.

  114. pumpernickelsdeli June 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    These are stunning photos!

  115. Musing Mar June 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Thank for for following my blog! I read your post about hiking in Waterton Parks with great interest. I visited there 14 years ago and found the area utterly beautiful. My trip was a little less eventful than yours – no squirrels in the hotel to foul my luggage!

  116. krw0991 June 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Hello, I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower and also to tell you how strikingly beautiful your photography is. I am very impressed by the perfect amount of color and contrast. I will definitely be checking out your blog more often 🙂 Thanks again!

  117. tanasmenus June 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I feel like I’ve had a holiday after looking at these! Fantastic.

  118. Rob Metke June 27, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    A lot of these are really amazing. Looking forward to seeing more.

  119. The Ginger Scribbler June 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos, loved the plotting squirrel! Thanks for the follow, looking forward to seeing more of your pics 🙂

  120. anniepoon June 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Wow! Sometimes I imagine I’m a photographer… in my mind these are the types of pictures I would wish to take 🙂
    I especially love the stunning cave photos.
    Thanks for checking out my blog!

  121. Bob Othman June 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Marvelous photos. You are very good.

  122. letizia June 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    amazing photos…. you had me laughing, moved, reflective, quiet, in awe and then laughing again all in the span of 5 minutes… a real storyteller! Thanks for a great experience!

  123. Veni Vidi Vici June 27, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Very brilliant photography. Inspiring and moving. I’m glad you visited my blog, because I visited yours! A perfect way to burn some desk time, yo. Cheers!

  124. whatiamlearningnow June 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Hi, Such beautiful photos! I am planning on exploring photography next year and these have really inspired me. What a sky, what scenery. Amazing.

  125. Joanna M. Weston June 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Truly superb photos. Waterton Lakes Park (I was there years ago) is gorgeous and these reflect that. And thanks for following my blog. All the best.

  126. thetranceweekly June 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    STUNNING photos! Most of them are breathtaking! I absolutely love your blog and thank you for sharing all these beautiful pics. xx

  127. diaryofdennis June 27, 2012 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    The Squirrel made me laugh 🙂

  128. suituapui June 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! Beautiful places, beautiful post, beautiful photographs. Keep up the good work. Double thumbs up!

  129. redjim99 June 27, 2012 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Fantastic pictures. Love the shots of the lake.


  130. AndrewGills June 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Looks like it was a great trip.

  131. blogarithms of bogi June 27, 2012 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Patrick, the pics are awesome! Now you’ve given me this passion on hiking. I actually love travelling which is quite similar to hiking. And did you just mention that this is shot in Canada?!! I have always dreamt to be in Canada. Arghhhh!!! I wanna be in your hiking society!

    Kudos to the pics taken, esp. the one capturing the stars in the horizon. Take care on hiking adventure and see you there someday!

  132. Lisa June 27, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    your photos make me want to go hiking. 🙂 great job!

  133. Judy June 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    You guys are the best! Your photos are awesome.. (wish mine of Waterton Lake turned out that nice!) and you tell a story with a great sense of humor. Your blog is an incredible mix of serious photography and writing, combined with humorous inserts.
    But no bears? I saw a grizzly by the highway, just to the side of the hotel 4 years ago. I know they’re there!

  134. killcuriositydead June 27, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your photos are incredible! I have to admit I particularly love the squirrel with his m&m filling his little mouth, he just screams naughty. I also really love the serene lake with the long pier. Wow.

  135. mouzee99 June 27, 2012 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Your posts are absolutely witty and hysterical. I love the squirrel! These pictures are amazing and Jimmy seems like a fun guy!

  136. ilovesunsetsbythesea June 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shots! Wish I could take photos this good. Looking forward to see photos from your next adventures. 🙂

  137. girlsandprose June 27, 2012 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Looks like you have your hands full with comments, but I wanted to say your pictures are amazing. What camera are you using? I just got a camera so I’m trying to get a hand of it. Any Advice would be welcomed. Graci.

  138. luckycoop June 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love your photographs, they are breathtaking .You have a wonderful talent, and I am so glad that you dropped by my blog. I am really looking forward to all the future pictures I will be seeing from you. Beautiful!


  139. Ashley June 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Love the photos! Especially the night sky one!

  140. John Weeren June 27, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    Awesome stunning photos. Cool squirrel story. 😀

  141. babedarla June 27, 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, your’ photos are absolutely STUNNING!!!! I’m certainly going to have to follow your’ blog. Thanks for visiting (and liking!) mine!

  142. Akanksha June 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Great photos, Thanks for visiting my little corner

  143. bvconrad61 June 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    You just combined three of my favorite things… photography, the great outdoors and frisbee. Officially my favorite post of the day!

  144. sheof108names June 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    Stunning photographs and I enjoyed reading your adventures. The photo of Jimmy after jumping into the glacial fed lake is hilarious.

  145. Novelle Vogue June 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Wow, these photographs are so breathe taking, makes me want to visit Canada even more!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog! x

  146. thegreatgodpan1 June 28, 2012 at 12:30 am - Reply

    wow……your blog is first class …….and your pictures are superb……..canada looks really beautiful but really cold…we are not used to cold an snow here in africa and are a little afraid of it……we have the opposite…..heat and desert…which is in its own right just as beautiful……………..so many stars……surly if there is any possible way of seeing god (a relative term) the stars are it……….how tiny we are……………love the squirrel dude…looks like a cheeky little bugger……….thanks for the like and thanks for the really cool blog and fantastic pictures…you guys look like your having a really good time…….

  147. rcpanol June 28, 2012 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Wow awesome photos! 🙂 though you should have known from the start that the squirrel was plotting something against your bag. 😀 i had the feeling i was in the scenery because of the depth of your pictures. 🙂 truly stunning, man! 🙂

    and yeah thanks for following my blog! 🙂

  148. manuelinor June 28, 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply

    stunning photos! thank you for sharing them…

  149. Anthropogen June 28, 2012 at 2:45 am - Reply

    I’m sure other comments have expressed this sentiment… your photos make me want to pack my bags and head to Canada to hike in the mountains…

  150. Amy June 28, 2012 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Your photographs are stunningly beautiful. You certainly seem to have a talent for taking a naturally stunning setting and communicating it to those of us who are yet to travel to those parts of the world yet. I will certainly be stopping here often for some arm chair travel, and inspiration. I’m sorry but I love that squirrel! What a cheeky little creature! And what good taste in snack foods he has 🙂

  151. Elemi Fuentes June 28, 2012 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Wow! Those are some stunning pictures. You country is so beautiful. I wish I could come with you on one of your hiking adventures. xx

  152. dragonflydiarydamsel June 28, 2012 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Exquisite photographs. So happy you chose to follow my blog so I could happen upon yours. My father was just speaking this summer of how much he would like to plan a trip to Glacier National park with a hop over to the Canadian Rockies. Can’t wait to share these photos with him. I don’t think we could rough it as expertly as you and your crew have done here but if you have any recommendations for starting point cities to fly into (we are from the East Coast), lodges, or tour companies for a first trip, I would love to get your input!

  153. deCamville Design June 28, 2012 at 6:34 am - Reply

    Patrick, Thank you for visiting my blog. Your photography is amazing!!! I especially love the landscapes. Have a great day! ~Patricia

  154. indiGo June 28, 2012 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Breathtakingly beautiful pictures and scenery. Love the 1927 Model T Ford. 🙂 Thanks for the follow 🙂

  155. ahappymediumlife June 28, 2012 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I feel like I was there with too… Gorgeous photos!

  156. dmarshall58 June 28, 2012 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Amazing… and I love the narrative in the captions that makes it all a story.

  157. kimhartinvenice June 28, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Jeez – that’s a serious amount of stars! Don’t think I’ve ever seen so many. Some inspired photos and I love the chipmunk (is that what it is?) with the red bean. Rock on! 🙂

  158. Ammeg Eroom June 28, 2012 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Some really awesome pictures here ^^

  159. gotmyreservations June 28, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Truly amazing photography — you have a gift — and your stories are equally good. It’s a pleasure and inspirational to read your posts.

  160. Laurin June 28, 2012 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Obsessed! These photos are unbelievable. Looks like the perfect trip!

  161. Shad June 28, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Awesome photography!

  162. Melissa LeGette June 28, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply

    These are the most stunning pictures. Really. I am completely stunned.

  163. starproms June 28, 2012 at 9:50 am - Reply

    You’ve got some fabulous pictures there.

  164. Dharmesh rajput June 28, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    amazing , simply amazing!! great work…:)

  165. sujiiee June 28, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Really amazing shots! Very inspiring! makes me feel like setting out a camp somewhere soon!

  166. sgaylward June 28, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    These photos are extraordinary. I look forward to viewing more!

  167. Bees Knees Photography LLC June 28, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Wow! Not only do I love your composition of your beautiful beautiful photos, I love the entire story with your photo blog. I found myself laughing out loud as if I was experiencing the whole thing with you. Such excellent work!!

  168. […] had hanging down at their place, and a drawing of a pheasant inspired by a photo I spotted on Canadian Hiking Photography’s blog. I’m pretty darned pleased with this one. I love the more realistic style of the bird […]

  169. katicus June 28, 2012 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Wow loved this -makes me want to take up photography. Just beautiful, but all the more interesting with the short commentary, I feel I was there! I love the comic squirrel moment. Classic. Nice blog,

  170. amywriting June 28, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Wow these photographs are incredible. Two things – I love the hug it out tee-shirt, and that squirrel is brilliant! Amazing photos, thanks for sharing them with the world!

  171. Brook June 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    *Thank you* for following my blog. Now I’m following yours:) This photography is magnificent!!! Usually I can choose a favorite photo, but here *all* the photos are so wonderful and peaceful and beautiful. Everything *glows,* even at night. Bravo!!!

  172. Lynne Ayers June 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    The scenery and resulting shots certainly seemed worth the rain and snow. Beautiful.

  173. rbcsf1 June 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Wow, really beautiful photos. Love the commentary also. 🙂 Maybe I should move to Canada next – it’s gorgeous.

  174. Lex van Haart June 28, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Thank you for following my blog, hope you enjoy it.
    I took a look at yours, am dumbstruck by the beauty of your photowork – excellent shots!
    And great comments, had me in tears laughing over the squirrel.

  175. Cafe June 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Hahaha! I love the story-telling! And what amazing pics. Would you say this is the best hiking spot around Calgary?
    Thanks so much btw for stopping by my blog! I wanted to drop by here to say a quick hi before my vacation. I’ll definitely return to your blg when I get back! 🙂

  176. PrettyFit June 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    This is so beautiful, it makes me want to adventure!

  177. April June 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! Aside from the unfortunate ant incident of course!

  178. Stephy June 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog, you have some awesome photos… I’m jealous that you have such beautiful places (with such plucky squirrels) as your playground. 😛

  179. tchistorygal June 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    What a great story and amazing pictures. You have amazing talent! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I feel honored.

  180. Julianna June 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Wow – there are some stunning shots in here. Well done…!

  181. cazbag June 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    waaaahhhhh! I love your blog so much. Amazing photos and funny narration. I can’t believe you want to follow my blog, thanks! Tomorrow I plan to cycle round Bogota with someone who contacted me yesterday on couchsurfing.org so should get some nice pics. But will be with just a point and shoot digital as usual, so won’t be up to your standard. Looking forward to the next hikingphoto instalment!

  182. wanderingcbear June 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    These are stunning. The star picture is especially spectacular. Thanks for following my blog today! Seriously made my afternoon 🙂

  183. theorderexpert June 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Hi, thanks for visiting The Order Expert Blog and for the follow! The photograph of the stars is simply stunning (ahh to see the Milky Way). Thanks again. Best, Rashelle

  184. mypinterestingreviews June 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    I want to go camping in Calgary….with you guys! You look like even more fun than my sons who hike the Appalachian trail…..beautiful but not as beautiful as your neck of the woods! Happy trails! :-0)

  185. Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy June 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking. My brother lives in your neck of the woods and now I need to go visit!!!!!!

  186. chrissantosra June 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted to go camping like you did. How I envy you. BTW, those photos are stunning. You should have brought home with you that darling squirrel. ^^

  187. theplumpalate June 28, 2012 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Whoa. Your pictures are gorgeous! And kudos for hauling all your equipment with you on your hikes. That’s a serious commitment but well worth the effort. What a log of your journeys. A beautiful blog!

  188. mpark525 June 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    dude these are awesome. fantastic!!

  189. Michelle Somer June 28, 2012 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    A-MAZING photography!!

  190. pixygiggles June 28, 2012 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    I am so glad you visited my blog today! Thanks for the follow. This was a fantastic post. Your photos are wonderful & your style of story-telling is perfectly humorous. I love the bit about the squirrel, so funny. Snow in June? I’m sorry, I know very little about the weather in Canada. That park must be at a pretty high elevation! I look forward to reading more from you. 🙂 -Patricia

  191. environmentalhealer June 28, 2012 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Love the sky shot!

  192. Jasline June 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, beautiful photos! Love the starry night shot the most (and the rest of the collection as well). You captured the scenery and life beautifully!

  193. Catch Up With A Mate June 29, 2012 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Wow…I just had to press follow when I saw your photography…Stunning!….Thanks for following me too…

  194. betweenutopias June 29, 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply

    I love this 🙂 Beautiful pictures!!! Very calming to look at early in the morning! This just made me smile 🙂
    Thank you!


  195. torimcrae June 29, 2012 at 1:57 am - Reply

    Beautiful photography of a gorgeous part of the world. I’ve been to Glacier National Park on the US side but have never been to Waterton Park yet. My mom grew up in Calgary, met my dad in the States and moved here. I still have relatives there and in Nanton and points north of Calgary as well. Thanks for visiting my blog and deciding to follow it. I think I’ll be following yours as well.

  196. More Than Greens June 29, 2012 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Wow, gorgeous photos. LOVE the ones of the cheeky squirrel! I lived in Canada (Lake Louise) for just under a year and you’ve just made me desperately want to go back!

  197. shovonc June 29, 2012 at 3:37 am - Reply

    No wonder we never meet many Canadians. Why would they want to leave home?

  198. foodieboomboom June 29, 2012 at 3:58 am - Reply

    What a fantastic blog, looks like so much fun and some amazing photos.

  199. ceciliafranlund June 29, 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Awesome pictures! Really, really beautiful!

  200. hakesplace June 29, 2012 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on HakesPlace.

  201. Mary June 29, 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I love the spirit you have for your passion. Your shots are beautifully composed (even the spontaneous one of the heart-stopping glacial dip). My favourite shot was your friend hiking up a hill in the deep overcast. It looks like one of those “inspiration” photos used for motivation, like “Keep going even if you can’t see your goal.” Sharing adventures, or knowledge with the cyberworld is educational, and your blog combines fun, adventure, knowledge, companionship and a love of photography. I really enjoyed view it.

  202. atelier325 June 29, 2012 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for visiting our blog, Kind Art, today. I live with two avid, avid hikers and outdoors men, so I know your passion for hiking. As an artist, I completely understand your love of photography! What a joy it is to find someone who combines their loves into one endeavor. I have explored Waterton quite a few times as well as Glacier. It is so beautiful up there and my experiences there every time have brought me to close proximity with bears – black and grizzlies, both. The hikers at my house rounded a curve in a trail one day and there was a female grizzly sitting right on the trail! Their hearts pounded a bit quicker, I can tell you. They understood each other and went their separate ways, but it was not without a bit of angst. Your photos are stunning and your storytelling is really very funny, too. I laughed out loud several times reading this post. Keep photographing those areas very few have the opportunity to explore, because you just may convince a few people to make some serious changes in how they live their lives if they understand the beauty of these areas. Oh, also please come back and visit us more. Sign up for our email postings, too! We would love your input and to have you hanging around. Peace, Kim ( http://kindartsavetheworld.wordpress.com/ )

  203. brodybobxwz June 29, 2012 at 7:22 am - Reply

    The photography is INCREDIBLE. Thank you for sharing 😀 I look forward to more!

  204. Aquatic Poetry June 29, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    amazing photos. had quite a laugh with that squirrel:) take care

  205. ManicDdaily June 29, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    So beautiful. I want to go there! (Only I’ll zip up back against squirrels.) Especially liked frisbee photo. k.

  206. elizabeth June 29, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Stunning photographs. Beautiful work. Emm, the Squirrel probably thought your backpack was the traveling convenience store. He just popped in to use the restroom and pick-up a candy. 🙂

  207. jcgator1 June 29, 2012 at 8:38 am - Reply

    I just have to say, I really enjoyed reading your thread of events while looking at your pictures. Gorgeous shots with a very light hearted story. Loved it! Thanks for sharing :).

  208. grubbycupthelesser June 29, 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Loved my visit. My favourite was the starry sky but many others made me smile as well.

  209. Sones June 29, 2012 at 9:16 am - Reply

    These photos are awesome!

  210. Mrs. A June 29, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Unbelievable beautiful pics…. Love the look on the poor squirrel face! 😉

  211. mundanebrainSooz June 29, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Amazing pictures! (Not just this post, I took the liberty to browse a bit)

    You just made my itchy feet worse. Thankfully Im packing my bag again next weekend!!

  212. betweenmeandyoublog June 29, 2012 at 10:38 am - Reply

    WOW! I was trying to pick just one as a favourite, but you have so many amazing photos. Thank you for sharing.
    Follow me on Twitter: Purepose
    Blog: betweenmeandyoublog.wordpress.com

  213. hushhushsage June 29, 2012 at 11:18 am - Reply

    I love the photography! I’m an amateur with my new camera I got for Xmas, but I hope to be to take great shots like yours someday! I couldn’t tell you which one is my favorite because they were all beautiful.

  214. dj June 29, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Wow! You have an amazing talent. I love these pictures!

  215. voluntaryfiber June 29, 2012 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Wonderful pictures – I feel like I just took vacation!

  216. viaVIAblog June 29, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Your photos are so inspiring, thank you for sharing!! What an eye you have…so much fun too 🙂

  217. Andrea Kelly June 29, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Absolutely amazing photos!!

  218. poetrycurator June 29, 2012 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    awesome! gorgeous!!

  219. onemorescribble June 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Patrick – Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂 Obviously as you can see from the responses above, you have a GIFT. Great, great pictures. The 5D is amazing, eh? In my industry we shoot a lot of B-Cam (an now more and more A-Cam footage) with 5D’s. Anyway… Canada is so gorgeous sometimes is makes me wonder why the heck I am stuck down here in NYC! Keep up the great work – your passion shines through!

  220. hhgmom June 29, 2012 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for following me. I will enjoy the view from your lens!

  221. 3picklesmarnie June 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    I could look at your beautiful photographs all day.
    Love your blog.
    x Marnie

  222. hilla aspman June 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    stunning photos. you really manages to catch the feelings, the light, great editing!

  223. kalamitykelli June 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a great photographer you are! I want to pin them all! Thanks for following me – Just beautiful!

  224. lacyalejandra June 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    These are stunning pictures!!! Wow!!! Thanks for following me – I will def be following you too! 🙂

  225. The Confluent Kitchen June 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    That picture with the stars is UNREAL. I am so jealous. I live in LA.. I think I’d have to drive a hundred miles to see more than 5 stars. :/ The ambient light is terrible!

  226. niken June 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Thanks for visiting and following my blog. The photos are beautiful!! Some are even breath taking for me as they are really gorgeous 🙂
    Would love to enjoy more pictures from you!! (and hopefully I can share the same from here…. ).

  227. Vicky June 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing! I love the one of the starry sky and the squirrel stealing the M&Ms was too cute! You didn’t get any of the ants? 🙂

  228. Candy S June 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    Absolutely extraordinary photography!!!!

  229. lookingforbrunettey June 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Hello fellow,

    Thanks for the follow, everyone has pretty much said everything that I could say about your photos! But I am here to ask you if you would like to expose your photography within Australia, I would love to use some of your photos on my website I am developing as it will fit perfectly within the genre. They’re magnificent photos and I would love to help you gain reputation over here as compensation. If you’re interested I would love to hear back from you.

    Thanks Again and looking forward to seeing more photos,


  230. preposterousplum June 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing! So beautiful, especially the one with the starry night sky, and I just have to say, that squirrel is kind of awesome… I loved the commentary too. Very amusing.

  231. Stacey College June 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Love your photography! Such beautiful scenery and cute creatures. Are you planning on taking your photography skills to other countries?

  232. Tyler June 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Love the photos, I will be stopping back by.

  233. iammissvu June 29, 2012 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    your photos are amazing… and you’re one hot hiker! lol

  234. alerider June 29, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning photos!!! I was in Banff for a week last year, and I wish I could’ve taken these pics!!!

  235. alerider June 29, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Even though these weren’t in Banff, wish I could’ve taken pics like these in Banff, what i meant! 🙂

  236. caferennais June 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and AWE-inspiring photos! Seemed like a great trip! 🙂

  237. abasnoor June 30, 2012 at 12:24 am - Reply

    Never imagined Canada to be that beautiful. I’m always at the Boundary Waters, never gave much thought to going farther North–maybe this year that will change.

  238. myfashiondreamland June 30, 2012 at 1:22 am - Reply

    I love, love, loooooove the pictures you take, you are really talented!! But the squirrel was the coolest of all sorry guys!

  239. supermario June 30, 2012 at 3:08 am - Reply

    love the photos and the amazing people behind them: )

  240. supermario June 30, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Jimmy, you’re cool..

  241. Sarah Myers June 30, 2012 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Your photos are amazing, beautiful,fun – full of the enormity of life and yet the smallest, precious miracles. I will visit often – and thanks for stopping by The Noontimes.

  242. Frugal Fish June 30, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Rats, the comment before me used the word “gorgeous”. That is the best word to describe them. (Although I could add the word absolutely!) I grew up in the Adirondack mountains and these photos make me miss them. Thanks for following my blog.

  243. janderoo92 June 30, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    These are wonderful, I’m glad for the introduction to your blog (thanks for visiting mine) so I can come back and see your great photos. Nice to have a great eye for photography and a sense of humor too! I loved Waterton the one time I was there, and I know my 9 y.o. daughter is gonna love the squirrel pictures. Cheers.

  244. Clip Snark June 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for stopping by Clip Snark! 🙂

  245. […] Waterton Lakes May Long Camping « Canadian Hiking Photography […]

  246. paintlater June 30, 2012 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    What an absolutely wonderful travel blog, I loved it! What a great adventure- don’t stop. Safe travels and zipped backpacks boys! Cheers

  247. honeyspill July 1, 2012 at 4:34 am - Reply

    Great photos, I like that starry sky and the fun pics…thank you also for following me, keep up the amazing work

  248. Tzubasa Shimizu July 1, 2012 at 5:27 am - Reply

    These spectacular photos made me wanna go to Canada someday soon!!

  249. supermario July 1, 2012 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Thank you also for following my blog:-)

  250. Samuel Wood July 1, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for following my history of Canada blog! I love your pictures. They’re persuading me to venture not only into “Nature” but also beyond Montreal!

  251. Sue T. July 1, 2012 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Comfortable In Your Own Shell and commented:
    This is absolutely amazing and I wanted to share it ! Everyone say “Thank you Patrick!”

  252. mindfuldiary July 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    No need for words. Your photos speak for itself…just breathtaking. 🙂 Great blog!

  253. tone July 2, 2012 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Amazing images as always. You guys should go trekking all the time so the rest of us can live vicariously through you.

  254. hillaryrose July 2, 2012 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Wow…Your photography is GORGEOUS!! Now I really want to go back up and trek through Canada again. Lovely lovely….

  255. katherine July 2, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    OMG – incredible images!! I can sit here indoors and actually feel the country air!

  256. holeinthefabic July 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    OMG that’s all I have to say! My friend it looks like we bleed the same blood for adventure I ABSOLULTLEY LOVE these pics you have an amazing eye! Thanks for the follow and have a beautiful day!

  257. jmikecruz July 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    wonderful pics! LOL re: the squirrel taking a shit in your backpack. they’re such assholes.

  258. here and there. July 2, 2012 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    the night scenery is amazing!

  259. Pranav July 3, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Wow. 🙂

  260. hodamaymay July 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I have been following your blog for a while and really enjoy reading it. That’s why I’d like to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. For the rules of accepting the award, check out my blog post:http://hodamaymay.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/i-am-nominated-for-versitile-blogger-award/ or http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/. Congrats!

  261. marysbartlett July 4, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed these superb pictures and the story! Look forward to more adventures (vicariously)!

  262. grumpytyke July 5, 2012 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Sorry it took so long to respond to your ‘like’ of my post. Thanks, especially as it took me to this. Superb, and picture/caption diary format is ace!

  263. zeejewelry July 5, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply


  264. Job Market Monitor July 5, 2012 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Great pictures ! I’m going out!

  265. SAKEE July 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply


  266. Maritza July 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Awesome pictures!!

  267. Matt Wilson July 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I would have emailed you directly if I saw an address on your site, but I was wondering if you would be so gracious to allow me to use your night sky photograph to replace the one I used in my post: http://wp.me/p2m0uU-7R

    Feel free to email me with whatever links/citations you would want me to add and by all means, it is your work so I won’t be offended or stop following your amazing blog if you say no!

  268. Marianne Charbonneau July 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    You’re pictures are amazing… Wow. So crisp and fresh !

  269. Yellow Impressions July 6, 2012 at 4:04 am - Reply

    WOW!! Those are some amazing photos!! 🙂

  270. msmemorygap July 7, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    the squirrel stole a red M&M. How cute is that! thanks for visiting my blog. One of these days, I’ll get lost in Canada

  271. Moments Most Chimerical July 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    I feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful place – your photos are wonderful, thank you for sharing them. That night sky took my breath away!

  272. La Berlisienne July 8, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    you are so talented, love your pictures xx Karen

  273. Stephanie DeFranco Photography July 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    These are amazing!! I felt like I could step right into them. Great job!!

  274. skepticalsquirrel July 10, 2012 at 5:05 am - Reply

    wow, beautiful scenery, another place to add to my must visit list!

  275. haasshummel July 10, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Wow your photos are really inspiring! I am absolutely amazed by the quality and creativity of your photo series!

  276. Nanook July 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    AWESOME!!!!!! Just crossed the border last week + went through Waterton!!! Definitely want to spend more time there this summer your kick ass photos nailed it! I’m SO going back!!!! I love your photography. It’s beautiful + mischievous at the same time!

  277. Velvet & Vino July 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Your photography is phenomenal, absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to stop by again.

  278. redpillreport July 13, 2012 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Pretty incredible photos! I’ve traveled around some of those locations several times. There’s not a more beautiful part of the world. My brothers and I have also taken the opportunity to jump into several glacial lakes…ha. Refreshing, if you live through it! Thanks for sharing these amazing photos. I loved them!

  279. jjotter July 14, 2012 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Love the photos and your sense of humor. Totally cracked up at Jimmy’s face after he got out of the water. That night sky, amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  280. pitterpatter09 July 15, 2012 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the follow, Patrick! These are some really amazing photos. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to seeing more on your blog!

  281. T.F.Walsh July 17, 2012 at 1:08 am - Reply

    Wow, I love your photos… they are so magical and inspirational:) The trip looks like a lot of fun.

  282. philosophermouseofthehedge July 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Really amazing shots. Big country – big sky….and big fun!

  283. jennifertan47 July 18, 2012 at 1:00 am - Reply

    The photos are amazing here. I really really enjoyed looking at them. I also like the humour in your writing.

  284. Mr.B July 18, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Very cool photos, I haven’t traveled much so its good to see the rest of the world, especially from the unique perspective of someone else.

  285. Alissa July 18, 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Amazing. You’re giving me more and more inspiration to check out your neck of the woods!

  286. mkatehill July 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Amazing photography! Makes me want to spend more time outdoors. Maybe a trip to Canada is in my future…

  287. mylittleblogshop July 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    That photo with the purplish sky is really beautiful. 🙂 Cute squirrel too.

  288. Stephanie July 22, 2012 at 4:54 am - Reply

    Looks like you guys had quite the adventure. LOVE the pic of the stars – so beautiful! 🙂
    And I quite agree, that was one devious little squirrel.

  289. aR July 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Your blog was just recommended to me by Jimmy. It’s gorgeous and I’m loving it! Wonderful photos, full of energy and handsome friends.

  290. realizinggrace August 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing. Particularly like the ones of the lake and, of course, the squirrel. Oh, Canadian wildlife! Thanks for sharing!

  291. Bec August 2, 2012 at 2:53 am - Reply

    I am loving your photos! I live in the desert, or sand pit as I like to call it, so I find your photos very refreshing! I love the photos of the squirrel, you may have inspired me to write a story about him- so thanks! 🙂

  292. angrygaijin August 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    You folks ok out there? Been a while since your last post..~~

  293. Noeline Smith August 7, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I haven’t read all the comments (there are far too many!) so I’m sure this has been said before – what a wonderful, inspiring collection of photographs. I started a mental list of the ones I particularly liked but there were too many so I gave up!

  294. aidaweb101 August 7, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Amazing shots!Wonderful place!

  295. rinosriwijaya August 14, 2012 at 8:04 am - Reply

    this is great! you are incredible photographer.. cool !

  296. Globe Runner August 22, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Hello, I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award for all your hard work. For more details please click here:

  297. samox19 August 26, 2012 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on The Muse Is Strong In This One and commented:
    Totally saved some of these brilliant pictures as wallpapers on my desktop. Amazing blog.

  298. StHaelRazor August 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Hi there! My name is Zor’ra. I noticed that you follow my blog (thank you very much!) and I decided to check out your blog, which is fabulous and very inspiring! So…I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award http://sthaelrazor.com/2012/08/14/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ I would be greatly honored if you would accept. For many years now I have lived an intensely spiritual existence, and your blog with it’s awesome photos reminds of the days when my Life was still untouched by the sorrows of this over-complicated world. Thank you so much for making me remember how beautiful this world truly is when we know where to look and how to see it. Sincerely, Zor’ra

  299. Victoria August 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photos of your trip….your surroundings and your experiences together….great!

  300. lulu August 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Perfect, it looks like you’re having lots of fun, and the photos are terrific. I’d have to say they tell it all.

  301. cityoftheweek September 2, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    maaan these photos are AMAZING! it must have been a very cool trip!

  302. Ewa September 3, 2012 at 3:40 am - Reply

    Those photos are soooo stunning! And the nature. You have wonderful experiences!

  303. Vibeke Johannessen September 3, 2012 at 4:02 am - Reply
  304. Jo September 4, 2012 at 6:58 pm - Reply


  305. macrocritters September 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I love Waterton! Its been years since I was there…I really need to go back! Very nice blog you have here…


  306. Dr Anto Youssef September 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Again, wonderful photography!

  307. quite simply September 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    I literally drew a deep breath when looking at these… absolutely awesome! Jen

  308. quite simply September 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I literally drew a deep breath when looking at these… absolutely awesome! Jen
    p.s thanks for following me… looking at your work, I’m honoured Cheers 🙂

  309. Mary Strong-Spaid September 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful photos!
    Life pictured at its finest. Thanks for allowing us all to live vicariously through you.
    I wonder….what kind of awesome camera are you using!

  310. kaceycampbell September 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    LOVE the pictures!

  311. MD Photography September 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    wow. one word. wow. i normally don’t have one word to sum it up. but WOW.

  312. asperger eyes September 4, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    These photos are amazing! I love the humor too. And the squirrel! ha ha that’s great. 🙂

  313. austravelphotography September 5, 2012 at 12:14 am - Reply

    wow! Once again, amazing photographs!

  314. alexandruneda September 5, 2012 at 1:50 am - Reply

    Awesome photos and places! 🙂

  315. SoHaiku September 5, 2012 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Wow. Great pix. Feel as if I never knew Canada till now. Who is the guy wearing a NZ All Blacks shirt?? Good taste that man!!!!Thanks for dropping by my blog. Pendryw

  316. veganalert September 5, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    breathtaking. simply breathtaking. thanks for sharing. makes me want to get outside.

  317. Max Robberts September 5, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Thoroughly stunning photographs; some of the best I’ve ever seen and it looks like a terrific life that you’re living, too.

  318. D.R. Bartlette September 5, 2012 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Beautiful photography. Looks like a really amazing place!

  319. abitravel September 5, 2012 at 8:03 am - Reply

    I LOVE your photos – gorgeous! My favorites are the one of your friend curled up and leaning on the jagged rocks, and the one catching the frisbee. But all are wonderful. I didn’t realize how cold Waterton Lakes area still is in May. I guess that explains why the lake water was so frigid when I swam there in mid-July!

  320. The Guat September 5, 2012 at 11:47 am - Reply

    I love the Jimmy pictures jumping all free spirit into the water and then having a heart attack on the dock and then … the squirrel. Seeing your pictures inspires me to do more Great Outdoor adventures. I’m gonna have to put some more pennies in the bank. GREAT Pictures. MUY nice. I’m so glad I stopped by your blog and I thank you for coming by mine to visit 🙂

  321. mflahertyphoto September 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    I really like that image of you(?) hiking away from the camera at a distance. It’s very good. Next time to Glacier I’m definitely crossing the border. Just have to remember to bring along the passport next time. Great candids and scenics.

  322. Ralph September 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Best set of photgraphs I have seen folr a long time. May I use your stars as my desktop background. Take care. Ralph

  323. doodlinggal September 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Hi, your photos are spectacular (especially the M&M loving squirrel). I used to live near Calgary and you have really captured the beauty of the landscape around there. I never got to Waterton Lakes even though we often thought of going. Now I know what I missed. Thanks for following my blog, it allows me to see your excellent photography!

  324. Ron September 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I envy you guys camping. My days of camping are over. The last time we did it, we were miserable. You may not believe but this actually happened on our last outing. While we were away, they forgot to put the chocolate mints on our pillows at the Ritz Carlton. In my opinion, that’s bad camping.

  325. ninacollosi September 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    You captured some amazing images!

  326. superlolongpinoy September 5, 2012 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazing photos! So much to learn from your adventure and photography. Thanks for following my blog.

  327. Photos With Finesse September 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Super blog and awesome portrayal of Waterton – and your trip. Love your images! I’m surprised there’s no bear shots. I alway see a couple when I’m down there.

  328. NicoleLSinclair September 5, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    I love this. The writing and photos really touch my inner core. Wish I were there!

  329. Sayantika Adak Ghosh September 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    I am so in love with your photographs… the best thing about them is the fact that your “point of view” about every single click is so clear and unique…. absolutely stunning pictures… My favourite’s the one with the single chair at the end of the pier….

  330. efratadenny September 5, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos and story. Love that squirrel.

  331. travelgardeneat September 5, 2012 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    It’s hard to select a favorite shot from this post, but I think it would have to be the photo from the edge of the lake after you walked down from the ridge. Great mix of beautiful landscape and “capture the moment” shots, makes for an enjoyable read. I look forward to following your hiking travels (and thanks for your “like” of my Free Spirit post).

  332. summersendfarm September 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are amazing!

  333. neelkanth September 6, 2012 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Wonderful photographs.
    Thank you for ‘following my blog. I too have liked yours and am following it with immediate effect.

  334. Andrew Harvard September 6, 2012 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Andy: Photographer, Traveler & Chef and commented:
    Waterton Lakes Canada

    Beautiful pics!

  335. Will of Heart September 6, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    can’t help to say wow, all photo’s are incredible….

  336. reverberatingstargirl September 6, 2012 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Oh wow, also beautiful. I feel like I need to be out there now.

  337. The Other Me September 6, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Wow!!! Beautiful images. Look even nicer on my office PC monitor. Took me away for a minute!

  338. Mindy Bowman September 6, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

    These photos are BREATHTAKING! Love the one with the bald eagle taking off. WOW! 🙂

  339. letstalkbeauty101 September 6, 2012 at 8:09 am - Reply

    These photos are outstanding. wow! 🙂 thanx for the follow

  340. catsinyourpants September 6, 2012 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Your pictures just might convince me to step foot outside the city someday. You’ve got some beautiful work.

  341. We Have 2 Boys September 6, 2012 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Wow, beautiful pics… Hey, give the squirrel a break, every girl needs a little chocolate now and then… 🙂

  342. Larry September 6, 2012 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Amazing pictures. You do beautiful work!

  343. rondotakesbrooklyn September 6, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    so beautiful.

  344. stunkard September 6, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Stunning photos! I want to visit Canada so bad!!! Looks like you guys have a lot of fun.

  345. szoutewelle September 6, 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Thanks for liking my Housing stories post, and following ArtCalling. I love your blog, it is so refreshing and high quality. God, I keep saying I’ll spend less time on the computer, but new and interesting people keep turning up at my blog and I can’t resist going to see what they are up to.
    And yes, the photos are excellent!

  346. madebynaa September 6, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    I absolutely love the naughty squirrel story!! haha!! Btw, what kind of camera are you using? Photos are breath taking!

  347. bruceczopek September 6, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Excellent images. Wow. What camera are you using? I am looking to replace my heavier Canon with something more suitable for packing.

  348. Leah Shaper September 6, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Meant to leave this comment here, but I have no problem saying it again. “What else is there for me to say but: POSITIVELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!! Absolutely beautiful work.. warmed my heart.”

  349. moi du toi photography September 6, 2012 at 10:00 am - Reply

    That squirrel is soooooo cute!

  350. Stephanie Newman September 6, 2012 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Thanks for stopping my blog. I love the pictures of your camping trip!

  351. stanzebla September 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for liking a post. Feels a bit undeserved when I see your impressive blog entry with loads of wonderful photographs. ^^

  352. Katie September 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Not cool, squirrel…not cool


  353. restlessjo September 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Spectacular! I’m in love with your scenery. Thanks for your visit.

  354. Delta September 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Is there a chance I could get a wallpaper-version of that photo of the night sky? It is simply incredible.

  355. kokrowina September 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    omg its soooo beautiful potoss its amazingg ♥♥♥

  356. myritingboard September 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Liked your picures and story . . .it looked like you had plenty of fun . . .The pictures were very nice to see. canada eh. Thanks for liking my stuff.

  357. Taking of Toast September 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    That star photo is really stunning, but I think my favorite must be that first photo taken at the water’s edge. I wish I could snap my fingers and be transported there. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my own blog, too.

  358. ljr3 September 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Don’t you know squirrel etiquette? It was just trading poo for the m&m… give and take…a fair trade in squirrel terms!

  359. youtheeverydaysuperhero September 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    crazy beautiful pictures. keep posting them

  360. jaerich September 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Omg you have an amazing eye and you and your friends are very adventurous can we trade friends lol, i died for the pic of the squirrel an M&M pic… love love love

  361. unsouthernbelle September 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Your photos are so compelling and I felt like I hiked with you, which is better than my actually being there. Thanks for sharing your trip. Also, thanks for visiting my blog.

  362. Marisa September 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love your blog. Your photography is inspiring and astounding. I laughed out loud at the plotting squirrel. Thank you for sharing!

  363. bluebutterfliesandme September 6, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Please how do I stop getting email notifications from this post. It is too many. Good post really but help!

    • SummerSolsticeGirl September 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

      You must’ve click the “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” box. It is at the bottom of all the comments. Go there and unclick it so the notifications stop. You may want to do that with all other posts you are getting notifications from

      • bluebutterfliesandme September 6, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

        Thanks Support told me, I had looked everywhere. I so appreciate your help.

        Oh and once i knew how, I did do it with the others I had done that with. Again thank you.

        • SummerSolsticeGirl September 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

          No worries. Glad you found the solution. I can imagine how overwhelming it must be to get 500 notifications or so

          • bluebutterfliesandme September 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

            This post was particularly popular. It was the last one. 🙂

  364. tammyheff September 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Thanks for checking out my blog. It gave me the wonderful opportunity to find yours! The photography is beautiful. I will be checking back often.

  365. Boomdeeadda September 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I live in Alberta and shamefully have never been….I need to get there. I will remember to leave my hat in my pack (ha, no driving with hats on…funny stuff). Your photo’s are so amazing…I wish I had a giant screen, like those old slide showsl Click Click…gasp! Fancy the Crypt Lake photo at the dock, Cheers. Would it be ok to PIN the M&M chomping squirrel onto my personal Pinterest board? It’s a good way to get visitors back to your site! Thank’s for the tour, enjoyed it immensely.

  366. SummerSolsticeGirl September 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    So beautiful!

  367. jacquelinevroe September 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Thank you for checking out my blog – your pictures are inspiring and I will share your blog with others. Thank you for sharing your journey!

  368. Dilemma of the modern Indian woman! September 6, 2012 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Whoa! Those photographs are stunning! 🙂

  369. pwettyfly September 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    ur pics are just lovely

  370. Bethany Mullins September 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    The picture of the stars is absolutely beautiful. I must order a print of that!! Love the squirrel too, omg haha

  371. lornamurphy September 7, 2012 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Hey, thanks for looking at my blog – I’m glad you did because I love your photos! Bizarrely (being from the UK) I know another Canadian hiking-crazy photographer so am really interested in the subject matter! I’m going to have to visit the place soon and see it for myself. Maybe some of the magic will find its way into my camera – I wish…

  372. Marusa September 7, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Haha, love the squirrel! 🙂 Thank you for following my blog. I love your photos, beautiful and so sharp! 🙂

  373. Graham Walker September 7, 2012 at 2:44 am - Reply

    Stunning pics, man. You’d love it in New Zealand in our back yard (Mount Cook). Welcome anytime.

  374. tersiaburger September 7, 2012 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Thank you for checking out my blog! Your photos are absolutely stunning!!!!!!!

  375. Cheryl Norman September 7, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Awesome photography and a beautiful spot of North America. I adore the Glacier National Park/ Waterton Lake area.

  376. City Sites Photo September 7, 2012 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Thank you for your “like” on my photo blog – the spiderwebs. I was on a hike, but not nearly like the fabulous hiking your pictures portray! Great photography – great blog!

  377. Lindy September 7, 2012 at 7:14 am - Reply

    I’m in love with that star photo, and many of the others. You’re an amazing photographer! So glad you stopped by my blog so I could discover yours. I recently visited Glacier National Park (http://photographicrhodes.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/one-of-the-most-beautiful-places-on-earth/) and we spent a few hours at Waterton International Peace Park – is that the same place you were in these photos? One of your photos reminds me of one I took of the lake behind Prince of Wales hotel.

  378. Aimee Baker September 7, 2012 at 7:16 am - Reply

    I’m glad you stopped and looked at my blog! I am new at this and its great to know others are interested 🙂 I love your blog its great the picture of the sky is beautiful!

  379. gourmandchic September 7, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Another great blog!!! Love the pictures!! And the squirrel…not cool but hella funny!!!

  380. breezethroughmymind September 7, 2012 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Wow those photos are amazing!!!

  381. ten4ruthie September 7, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Wow. Incredible photography! I want your camera.

  382. sirpasalenius September 7, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    What gorgeous, spectacular pictures!

  383. John September 7, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Thanks for continuing to visit my website! I appreciate it. My Mac virus software is trying to block your site, but I don’t think your a threat so I am having to navigate around the security. Hence, I am not getting here to make comments as I’d like. Stupid software! 🙂

  384. kidneychronicle September 7, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Your photography is awesome. I am now hooked. Please don’t stop posting. I have to come here daily for inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to share your world with us.

  385. jefferyrn September 7, 2012 at 11:39 am - Reply

    Thanks for visitng my site. I have enjoyed looking at yours. That water looks cold!

  386. kvwordsmith September 7, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    greta photos and such beautiful country – I hope to go some day!

  387. janjoy52 September 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Reading your descriptive of this adventure in camping was so enjoyable. Your photos are fabulous and I was so drawn into your story I was laughing out loud, honestly!

  388. laneariley September 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    These are fabulous photos. My favorite is the one you took of the mountains at the water’s edge.

  389. RobynG September 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Fabulous shots! Your trip looks like so much fun. My favorite image is the image of the dock. Gorgeous!

  390. Rhonda Sittig September 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful place and looked like great friends! thanks.

  391. Bebe Butler September 7, 2012 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    gorgeous landscapes and great photos…makes me miss the real outdoors…

  392. kiwiyarns September 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for coming to my attention. Your photos are incredible – I cannot believe how well you were able to catch those perfect moments. We couldn’t stop laughing at the swimming and squirrel pics. So funny!!! Your photography is inspiring.

  393. Freyja Sur September 7, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures! Great post 🙂

  394. Rop September 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    love these photos. nature is beautiful.

  395. pcawdron September 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    That squirrel’s got moxy…

  396. Shannon Born September 8, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    loved loved loved your picturesque storyboard… and your amazing journey! it was like I was right there with you (sort of :))
    Thanks for sharing

  397. yourothermotherhere September 8, 2012 at 6:18 am - Reply

    I LOVE the picture of Jimmy all wet with that muscular posterior to the sky. Truly some eye candy for this woman!

  398. Iamrcc September 8, 2012 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Thanks for visiting my blog again and liking my post “Easy Day” Your photo of the stars is spectacular, but I find the views of the lake converging with the clouds to be really soothing.

  399. Lipstick and Chaos September 8, 2012 at 7:01 am - Reply

    Can I say LOVED, I LOVED this series of photos – you do wonderful work, you capture gorgeous photos but this one just hit me with the “love bug”!!! And I am especially fond of the squirrel – looking like “It wasn’t me” but hey, can I have a treat….

  400. abitravel September 8, 2012 at 7:06 am - Reply

    Great pics!

  401. SAMM COOPER September 8, 2012 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Great Pictures! I really enjoyed them! Keep up the amazing work!

  402. Roberta September 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Really wow!

  403. lmcintyrephotography September 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Hey there,
    Great photography!
    If you don’t mind me asking…how did you take the starry photo? I’ve tried many times and failed:0(
    Thanks for following my photo blog as well:0)
    Looking forward to more of your work!


  404. casandralee September 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    You’re photos of the squirrel are of great help to me as I illustrate a children’s story I wrote. Thanks! Beautiful pictures.

  405. Dr Joann Lukins September 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    We were due to come to Canada for a trip this year, and now we’re not. After seeing your photo’s I’m even sadder about that! Hmm, send that cheeky squirrel over here to Australia ….. we have a few little creatures of our own that can probably sort him out. Although, peanut m&ms are delicious!! Thanks for following my blog – very glad you found me.

  406. Grumpa Joe September 8, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing scenery, and fantastic photos. It looked like a fun trip.

  407. eegphoto September 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Oh man I think that squirrel may have snagged more than one m&m haha

  408. Demure and Dahlia September 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    These landscapes are beautiful!

  409. cherriefox September 9, 2012 at 1:39 am - Reply

    you take incredibly beautiful photos, thank you

  410. Vagenda Vixen September 9, 2012 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Many thanks for your likes and for following me. I am glad you liked my blogs: *True love and how to keep it* *Self awareness and *What are we waiting for?* After looking at yours I can truly say I need to step my game up, whilst not having the beautiful images you have I am very pleased you liked the content, I look forward to your newer posts X

  411. gladsong777 September 9, 2012 at 5:29 am - Reply

    These pictures are absolutely phenomenal!

  412. malctg September 9, 2012 at 5:37 am - Reply

    Great photos. Thank you for liking my poem ‘The Bell’ Best Wishes The Foureyed Poet.

  413. malctg September 9, 2012 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Nice bird life! Thank you for liking my poem ‘Doctor D Smith (Sir)’ Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

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  415. carinzil September 9, 2012 at 7:24 am - Reply

    simply amazing…. story and photos…. Your weblog is just great

  416. amnakahn September 9, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Came here following your ‘like’.. WOW!! Love the starry sky! Amazinggg Photography!!!!

  417. wunderkind373 September 9, 2012 at 8:35 am - Reply

    This remindes me of trips Ive taken to Canada and the west coast US. Great photos.

  418. granddadjohn September 9, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    A terrific set of images. Thanks for noticing my blog ‘A squrrel and a thingy’.

  419. afishjoinsthesea September 9, 2012 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing your photography with the world! I’m glad you stumbled onto my blog because it’s led me to yours. =]

  420. Corinne Shields September 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick

    Thanks so much for visiting and liking soulsnet. I am linking to you tomorrow from soulsnet and using your fabulous star picture. I hope that is ok. I have linked back to you and credited the photograph and said all sorts of nice things about you. I hope that is OK and that you will visit and enjoy the post.


  421. Judy September 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks Patrick for stopping by my neck of the woods! Oh this is a wonderful page with all the misty mountains and fun loving hikers (cute too I might say)!! I think the highest place in Florida is about 9 ft above sea level! Gotta climb a lighhouse for a great view!!

    Keep up the lovely work so we can share the journey however vicariously!!

  422. tanaramccauley September 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    The photography is beautiful and the captions hilarious. I literally laughed out loud courtesy of your “not cool” squirrel :-). Awesome post.

  423. cooktocure September 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Thank you for stopping by so I could discover your fabulous photographs and blog! These pictures are stunning, and you exude happiness and a rare link to the world around you. Namaste! ~ Hoda

  424. flowersofwhite September 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Those were some beautiful photos! You have a very artistic eye.

  425. juneberrystar September 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Your work is so amazing! Thank you for following my blog. It hardly compares to what you are doing. I miss being out in the wilderness. It has been way too long since I have been on a kayaking trip. I’m more of a paddler than a hiker but we all find what works for us. It is a real treat to look through your pictures. Looks like a lot of fun and makes me miss my second home.

  426. juneberrystar September 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Oh Ps- I would like to feature some of your images on my blog for Wordless Wednesdays. I’ll link them of course to your blog. Let me know!

  427. cookingwithjilly September 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    What fantastic shots! I’ve been to Waterton twice, love the area. Didn’t get any pics near like these, that’s for sure. Good stuff!

  428. shennathecreator September 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Your photos took my breath away, made me laugh, and made me “ooh” and “ahhh” – such a pleasure to look at! I’m totally following for more great pictures…

  429. robyvia September 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Incredible photos! What a great adventure.

  430. Art_Formation September 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I am amazed by your photography, it is of a very spiritual nature. Thanks for viewing my site, It was a joy to visit yours. I especially like the pathways.

  431. newearthjourney September 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    I am a artist/photographer and not easily impressed. But…
    I’m impressed. Stunning. Truly. A couple of your images took my breath away. The stars especially. Perhaps you have been there…seems like it.

  432. Marty Love September 9, 2012 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Your hikes looked like really great adventures. I’d like to see the Canadian mountains sometime. Thanks for sharing such nice pictures.

  433. moonstone34 September 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    These shots are amazing!

  434. neurosman September 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the “like ” of my post and for becoming a follower of mine. I like so much your site and it’s very high quality, well done.

  435. manningtreearchive September 10, 2012 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick, I greatly appreciate your visit to my site again. Thanks. Enjoyed your site. Thanks

  436. manfly September 10, 2012 at 1:21 am - Reply

    Hi, awesum photo’s, will be checking this out regularly, excellent work.
    love peace & harmony to All
    ‘see ya in the Future’…manfly

  437. butimbeautiful September 10, 2012 at 4:48 am - Reply

    wow, what a beautiful place! And I bet that water was..not warm.

  438. wellcallmecrazy September 10, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your pictures are awe-inspiring! Truly magnificent. Sadly, I am unable to physically hike anymore, but i still find time to spend in nature everyday. Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us. Keep on going.

  439. tstruyk September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Awesome photos. Thanks for following!

  440. Modmissy September 10, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for taking me on your journey. Alberta is fabulous! I must get there again real soon.

  441. 30newthingsbeforeiturn30 September 10, 2012 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

  442. tersiaburger September 10, 2012 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Amazing photography!

  443. pjamespat September 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Very Cool pics, Looks like fun!!!

  444. shehannemoore September 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    OMG. These photos are stunning.

  445. Daniela September 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    You’re the lucky ones. What an exciting adventure in contact with nature. I am in love with yours shoots! They are stunning!

  446. kpsass September 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are absolutely incredible. The clarity is what strikes me the most in addition to the angles. Such an inspiration!

  447. Mellie Lang September 10, 2012 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Thanks for liking my post yesterday as in turn I looked at your blog and found your amazing photos of your amazing adventures. I really want to come to Canada now and I’m going to try harder to take better photos after seeing your stunning photos.

  448. keurawa September 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Amazing Pictures!!!

  449. hipmamamedia September 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Hey Patrick:
    Your photos are killer! Amazing. I have always wanted to visit Waterton Park, but the closet we ever got was Glacier. I love the composition of many of these and the mood. Will be following and sharing with my daughter, 17, who is a budding photographer. She will be inspired, no doubt. Keep clicking! Thanks for visiting my blog and following, as well.

  450. Haley September 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful photography- you make me want to pack my bags and explore my own continent!

  451. Flav_Holman September 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Wow, your blog is amazing Patrick! Amazing pictures.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, maybe one day I’ll get to your level 🙂

  452. Ingrid van Amsterdam September 10, 2012 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  453. denchibitionist September 11, 2012 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Love you’re photography, bet you have a super expensive camera to capture those shots.

  454. Su Li September 11, 2012 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog! I love your photos and for a moment there, was transported to where you guys were! Amazing scenery! Looking forward to more! =)

  455. grannyK September 11, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Beautiful country, but looks cold. I don’t do well in cold these days lol. Love the post!

  456. diydumpling September 11, 2012 at 7:36 am - Reply

    brilliant photos. and what a sassy squirrel!

  457. Rocky Mountain Escape September 11, 2012 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Great photos and great story, Patrick! thanks for stopping by my blog, and I look forward to seeing/hearing more from you!

  458. These Two Hands September 11, 2012 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos!

  459. dfunpen September 11, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Very very nice photos. makes me want to hike. cute one with the squirrels. the forest and trees in the other photos were lovely too, as well as the water fall.

  460. Marilyn September 11, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning National Geographic type photos – but better! What a gift you have!

  461. chantalandfam September 11, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    your photography evokes so much emotion. so glad I came upon your blog. (waterton lakes is awesome!)

  462. carolburbank September 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    These photos are great! And it looks like youʻre having so much fun! Fabulous….. Oh, I want to swim in that lake! It must have been cold, though….
    Cool stuff.

  463. elegantparis September 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are amazing….love them!

  464. Photos close to home September 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Not cool, squirrel. Sorry, but that’s the best laugh I’ve had all week.

  465. Sirisa September 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Dude, your photos are amazing. In my wildest dreams I would take photos this good! I would ask what kind of camera you are using, but I suspect the skill likes all with you…

    • Sirisa September 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Also, you have a section on your camera gear, so I am going to read that instead and not be a fool…

  466. tonyahines September 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Nicely done! Very enjoyable. Thank you for liking my story (yep…it’s true).

  467. Dystonia Muse September 11, 2012 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Your amazing photography takes us along on your bewitching journey. Quite the transformative experience from the stone towers of New York City!

  468. aawwa September 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Great blog and really beautiful photos. Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  469. actsofstyle September 11, 2012 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I laughed out loud when I got to the shot of the squirrel.

  470. elizabethclymer September 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    As breathtaking as your photos are ( I’m also a fan of the starry sky photo ), the squirrel is hands-down the best part of this post. What a furry little badass.

  471. Tanveer Rauf September 11, 2012 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    captivating thrilling shots:) enjoyed every picture of you young handsome man:)

  472. hackershater September 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    these pictures are amazing! they are perfect! I was really enjoying them 🙂

  473. lsengul September 12, 2012 at 3:43 am - Reply

    Breath-taking views, you really have captured the essence of nature. Beautiful.

  474. beauty's daughter September 12, 2012 at 4:14 am - Reply

    thanks for the follow. your pics are absolutely gorgeous! i’ll definitely be back!

  475. bridgetstraub.com September 12, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    I can only guess all 482 comments before mine have said this, but wow this looks beautiful!

  476. ewmcnally September 12, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    The squirrel. hilarious.
    Where to next?

  477. ykgardener September 12, 2012 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Great photos. Luv’d the squirrel.

  478. Doug September 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you for following my blog. Your photos are stunning!

  479. miriamtroxler September 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos.

  480. Dawne September 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Your photos are simply amazing and beautiful!

  481. vagabondwithfamily September 13, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Gorgeous stuff! My hopes can only remain hopes at the moment that I one day create pics this good.

  482. paperhand September 13, 2012 at 3:51 am - Reply

    This is the most beautiful, captivating and inspiring blog I have ever read. I have been feeling the need to take on such adventures in my life and you have made it look so exciting and thrilling. I was filled with joy as I looked at your incredible photographs too. The cave images were frightening as I am slightly claustrophobic, so crawling on my belly is out for me. Well done and thanks for inspiring me to explore life and the world that bit more.

  483. Touch2Touch September 13, 2012 at 4:12 am - Reply

    Hilarious account! Proving that travel adage, the most difficult trips make the best stories. (Not that this was your worst trip by any means, but almost anything in it would have easily been my worst trip. Especially loved the bison, the squirrel, the brisk dip in the GLACIAL lake, the ants —
    and you’re quite right, a pheasant does not equal a bear. Luckily.

  484. grantresults September 13, 2012 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Some great shots of the Canadian Rockies (so much more photogenic than the US). Especially fine starscape shot. And thanks for dropping by my blog.

  485. Mark Armstrong September 13, 2012 at 7:22 am - Reply

    Quite the adventure, my friend, great mix of photos– thanks for letting me tag along! : )

  486. pam2paige September 13, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Awesome ohotographs

  487. Happy Acupuncturist September 13, 2012 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for liking my post… otherwise I would never have discovered your amazing blog. Your photographs are amazing and it really feels like we’re on these trips with you, without the hassle of thieving squirrels.

  488. hammockmoment September 13, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Driving with hat on can be extremely dangerous… 😎
    Fantastic blog you have here, perfect mix of awesome scenery and “behind the scenes” to your adventures.

  489. Corinne Shields September 13, 2012 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick

    Thanks for your visits to soulsnet. I do appreciate it. I would like to share one of your photographs from the Waterton Lakes series in tomorrow’s soulsnet post if that is ok. I will link back and credit etc.

    What a beautiful place you live in and what a great time you and your friends are having. Even I, poor photographer though I am, have been inspired to look at the world in a different way now I am taking photos for the blog. Yours are great! How did you learn to take them?

    Have fun


  490. peggystucsonadventures September 13, 2012 at 10:25 am - Reply


  491. PB Rippey September 13, 2012 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Lush, gorgeous photos. Stunning work. You have a great talent.

  492. shaggydogtrails September 13, 2012 at 11:31 am - Reply

    If I’d known Canada was quite so spectacular, I would have emigrated years ago. Beautiful landscapes, gobsmacking photos, gorgeous people. You guys rock!

  493. Donavan Laurent September 13, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply


    Thanks for visiting my blog! You have so many beautiful and inspirational photos. Although the squirrel photos were my favorite. He/She is so darn cute! I love squirrels, I know I have problems haha

  494. genegee September 13, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Fabulou and Fun. You have follower number 1002.

  495. Brad Schelton September 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Love all the photos and the stories of course. I will definitely checkout more posts from you.

  496. Choc Chip Uru September 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Your photography is utterly indescribable – the feeling of exhilaration is evident!
    It’s very nice to meet you and thank you very much for subscribing I hope you enjoy it my friend 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  497. jennahq September 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    it took me forever to get to this little reply box, but it was worth it. your photos are amaaaaaaazing! I loved the night sky one and then saw the shot of the river/lake? and was like “no, no, this is awesomer” (yes that’s a word). But then…the squirrel! Hilarious! Coming from New Zealand I hadn’t seen a squirrel until I got to the UK and fell in love. Living in Canada was even better as we were right next to a park with tons of them flitting about the place. They weren’t pooing in back packs or stealing mm’s though…you got lucky 🙂 Beautiful photos in this album as well as the rest.

  498. embracethespace September 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    These photos are truly stunning!! I can’t stop flicking through. Amazing! How long have you been doing photography? I’d like to do a course or something x

  499. Judy Grigg Hansen September 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    We love Waterton Lakes. It is so beautiful and uncrowded. Thanks for the great pics.

  500. wittymistee September 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    lovely photos! if I was the squirrel I would take an M&M too. 🙂

  501. Emily Day September 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog, Patrick. Had you not, I may not have found yours and you are quite an amazing photographer! I’ll enjoy seeing what’s next!

  502. Vicki September 13, 2012 at 10:02 pm - Reply


  503. Kenneth September 14, 2012 at 12:19 am - Reply

    Great pics!! Awesome!!

  504. 40inireland September 14, 2012 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for the visit and, more importantly, the pictures you’re posting. The West coast trail series is really excellent.

  505. barbara webber September 14, 2012 at 4:21 am - Reply

    What a talent you are, keep shooting those pics and sharing, love to stay connected to our beautiful mother earth!

  506. showfacebeauty September 14, 2012 at 4:30 am - Reply

    You have stunning work here and a very envious, beautiful lifestyle! Although, I’m not sure who you were looking at, that squirrel is clearly the coolest squirrel in the world!!

  507. moderndayruth September 14, 2012 at 7:03 am - Reply

    I’ve never been to Canada, but it’s so beautiful – and the landscape is so similar to Montenegrin mountain lakes! Love it!

  508. mahisniche September 14, 2012 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Very Beautiful pictures. Loved them.

  509. eileen chong September 14, 2012 at 8:36 am - Reply

    The pictures are great, it make me want visit canada to see it for myself.
    Thanks for sharing

  510. Susan Lea September 14, 2012 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Wow! These are gorgeous photos! I especially love the starry night and the crystal clear lake, but the uncool squirrel is right up there. I loved reading your story. Why didn’t we have this much fun camping when I was a little girl?

  511. Brett September 14, 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. I love the ones of just everyday life on the hike–reminds me of my backpacking trips! Thanks for like liking my last post at The Preface. Have a groovy day.


  512. mharbich September 14, 2012 at 10:55 am - Reply

    These are amazing. I was just up there for a little while last month. Such a beautiful corner of the world!

  513. dropletsofhope September 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply


  514. Sarah September 14, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful pictures, and what a charming travelogue 🙂 Looks like many wonderful memories. And that squirrel was a dick, but sort of makes up for it by posing so nicely for the m&m pictures!

  515. Lilly Sue September 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Great photos! I love getting to travel the trip with you 🙂

  516. chloe September 15, 2012 at 1:17 am - Reply

    i wish i was there. 🙂

  517. Indira September 15, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    Beautiful photographs, loved the squirrel.

  518. mskraizy September 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks for paying my blog a visit and following. All I gotta say is……………………(O_O”) Your photos are awesome!!!!! Love the squirrel tho. He showed no remorse with that m&m. LOL!

  519. walkinyourdreams September 17, 2012 at 8:41 am - Reply

    These photos are absolutely amazing. You really use them to tell a story (which actually made me laugh out loud!) – I think the cheeky little squirrel is epic! Thanks for following my blog, I’m so glad you did as it led me here!

  520. Aesthetic De Mode September 17, 2012 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Breathtaking…absolutely beautiful!

  521. caitlinsconfections September 18, 2012 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos! You have such talent. 🙂

  522. ripe red berries September 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    WOW – stunning, beautiful, striking – and looks like fun was had by all! So glad you found me (my blog that is), so that I could find you (your blog that is)…looking forward to more of your work!

  523. Carol September 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photos!

  524. elizabethweaver September 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Great shots. I especially love the bison, pheasant & dock to the mountains shots. Thanks for the post and for commenting on my blog.

  525. blogicarl September 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I really like hanging out in nature and your pictures make me want to go hiking in the mountains with friends. I really like your pictures, they’re awsome, and if I have enough money and time, I’ll make such trips, too. And hopefully in beautiful Canada. Thankyou for these great photos, the feelings they cause and for visiting my blog, you’re cool.

  526. Aileen Torres September 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Great photos of what looks like a great adventure.

  527. claudiajustsaying September 21, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Love your photographs, calling them pics would be an injustice. Appreciate your opening my eyes to the beauty of Canada….just saying

  528. Bebe Butler September 22, 2012 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    thanks for all your kind feedback on my new blog adventure….really enjoyed looking through your work…definitely an artful eye and a nice balance between capturing beauty and humor…chuckled at the squirrel bit…happy holy trails and see you in blog world

  529. joyful2bee September 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I used to love to travel with my family in a motor home. You brought ack some memories and taught me what a photoblog is. This was so much fun to read and the pictures were just amazing. I never saw so many stars in one place or anywhere else!! Thank you!

  530. George Weaver September 23, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    There’s no way you’re gonna’ read all of these comments, child! Just wanted to say what fun it is to see how you’ve included photos of the group too!

  531. blooberrymuffin September 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    The squirrel (chipmunk?) peektures absolutely made my day! Thank you so much for liking my posts with my amateurish photos! You are an inspiration!

  532. cherylgrantvacationrentals September 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Your photos make me miss Alberta!!!!

  533. Sophie Bronsard-Roy September 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    That just look like so much fun ! It reminds me of my trip around canada, your photos represent well the beauty of our country ! 😀

  534. Annie Maier October 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Have I mentioned how much I love your blog? The range of your photographs is amazing–nature, people, animals, the stars and sky–there doesn’t seem to be any feature of this world you can’t capture with beauty and vision. Thanks so much for inviting followers along on your adventures. I love the starry sky, your friends, and the squirrel with his (your!) m&ms. As a writer, it’s so nice to visit an image based blog, particularly one as engaging as yours.

  535. dsherer October 3, 2012 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Amazing shots! I’m hooked and can’t wait to see more. Keep it up. Cheers.

  536. betinaj October 17, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Thank you for visiting and following my blog. Have you visited Glacier National Park in Montana? An amazing hike to Sperry Chalet…did it five years ago and plan to take some friends in 2013. Your blog and photography is amazing.

  537. MiniPaula October 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    ah, the squirrel was sooo cute, the m&M looks so big in its little mouth.

  538. mhdriver October 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Patrick I see were you would like to follow my blog, happy to have you. Welcome aboard.
    I also would like to let you know that I have nominated you for the Ligo Circle of Appreciation. This not an award but an apprection for you contributions to the blogging community. you can see it at my blog. http:mhdriver.wordpress.com

  539. villagepeasant October 24, 2012 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick.
    You have an eye for the beauty of nature and a way with the camera. A real gift Everyone can take a shoot from his cellphone, but is is the quality of the pictures that makes the difference. Thank you for showing God’s beauty to your fellowman.
    Also thank you for visiting the Village Peasant’s weblog. Like you, I like to share with others what we create.

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