30 March 2015

Troll Ice Falls

Small Ice Feature
Been a bit busy of late. So, I figured it was time to at least post a few pics.

Recently, hiked to Troll Falls.....near Nakiska Ski Area, Kananaskis Country, Alberta. In March, the falls are still an icefall, rather than a waterfall.

The hike is easy enough, with plenty of well marked and signed trail options to make your adventure as large or small as your time allows.

We made a side trip out to Hummingbird Plume Lookout before arriving at Troll Falls. It was a good day.

Now, let's have a look at a few pictures.....
Troll Ice Falls - Sideview

Troll Ice Falls - Frontview

Upper Troll Icefalls






Under the protection of the rockwall, there is a spring (still flowing) and a few minor ice features. 


Even in March the main icefall is still well intact. 




















From the front, it is challenging to get the whole icefall in a single shot. 




If you spend enough time in the area you will discover trails that lead up on top of the main falls. The mud and ice underfoot can make movement tricky.....watch your step!!










Following the creek upstream, you also discover there is more to see......



Upper Troll Icefalls, not sure if that is the actual name, but it seems to fit. Time was short but further exploring would be warranted to see how many more icefalls are along the path of this creek.


Until next.....go explore something!!!


Mountainman.

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