two gals. two jack.

every person that has come to visit me has had a personal tour of some of my favourite mountains: hiking with dad and sister, or exploring banff and lake lousie with mom.

when Andrea told me she was coming to visit we planned on a long weekend away in the mountains at my favourite resort but the actual mountain exploring was left unplanned.

we wanted to go snowshoeing, but with the warm temperatures and lack of snow in southern alberta, we were forced into a winter hike instead. destination: two jack lake.

Two Jack Lake

obviously no mountain hike is complete with some outfit of the day snaps. you always need to look your cutest.

matching pants just happened, neither of us knew the other owned a pair like that. that’s what happens with best friends, we just get it.

Andrea at Two Jake Lakeso pretty and so canadian all in one. a perfect winter beauty.

Two Jack Lake

surveying the land and figuring out which path we wanted to take.

without any fully marked trail heads, we sort of figured out the route on our own, looking for footsteps or packed down dirt as we went. goat paths.

Two Jack Lakei swear we actually did some real hiking, but when the view is this good, how can you not stop and take photos?

Two Jack Lake

there were a few tricky spots where we lost the trail, or were forced to slide down shale (and scramble back up it) and hold on to twigs and tree branches for dear life, hoping with all your might that they would hold.

Two Jack Lake

twirling was also mandatory on the hike. so was dancing.

Two Jack Lake

when we got down to the lake again, we stopped for a mid-hike snack break of dried mango and apple slices, water and girl talk. we also tried to figure out how the heck we were going to get back up to the path again. this is where the scrambling came in.

Two Jack Lakei’m super thankful the bestie is crazy adventurous. she pushed me to go further on the trail than i probably would have on my own. we both discovered a new path and some ridiculously beautiful scenery.

have you ever been hiking in the rockies? or any mountain?