Some photos of our new hot tub and hanging in Calgary in November 2016, followed
by some photos and a video from hiking Tiara Peak.


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A photo of our new Arctic Spa Tundra hot tub. Yip yip!


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Listening to music from a floating speaker, drinking beer, and hanging out in the tub. Life is good.


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Henry enjoying the tufa outcrops at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.


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A funny photo of Henry at DQ having a sundae.


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Here's Henry refusing to share his popsicle with Maria's boyfriend Michael.


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Henry is painting the inside of his bowl that we made in art class.


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Henry and Mommy at the Science Centre trying out the outdoor playground.


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Henry loves cupcakes like his Mom does.


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The last photo of Natalia's VW just before we sold it. It's been good to Natalia, but it was time
to move on.

Hiking Tiara Peak


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Dan and I decided to spend Remembrance Day celebrating our freedom with a hike near Bragg Creek.
For both of us, it was our first trip down the Powderface Trail, so it was eye-opening to see this
aspect of the front ranges.


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We took the Nugara approach, but slightly altered it to be more direct. Here's Dan taking a lunch
break on our way to the ridge. That's the fore summit block behind him.


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A nice look at some of the scree on the 2nd half of the hike.


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The route we took was definitely direct, but also quite steep. I'm sure other routes would have
been more efficient, but we were all about direct and no bush-whacking.


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One of my favourite moments of any summit is the moment when you gain a ridge and look over to the
other side to see a new vantage point. Check out the front range of the Rockies from the ridge
up to Tiara Peak.


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You can see all the way to Yamnuska, along with the Bow Valley looking to the north. This is also
a cool look at Dan as he makes the final push to the summit block.


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This looks back to the east looking out to the prairies. This is pretty much the first major ridge
between Calgary and the Rockies. Some might argue that the Powderface Ridge would be ahead of this,
but I said 'major'.


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A look into the West to Kananaskis Valley.


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Dan on the summit.


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Dan deep-throating his water bottle.

Video of the summit of Tiara Peak



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Thankfully the snow softened a bit on the way down so we could plunge step a bit.


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A nice look up at the gorgeous blue sky as we dropped into the bowl below the summit block of
Tiara Peak.


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I thought the Tiara summit block was pretty awesome since it barely even shows up on the topo. It's a good-
sized chunk of rock that would easily offer ~2-3 pitches of nice limestone climbing for someone who
doesn't mind a ~2+ hour approach.


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This chunk of rock (just below the summit to the East) was also quite imposing.


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Dan with both rock blocks behind him. He's posing like an old Swiss guide. Maybe he needs leather
pants or something.


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A good look from the bottom of the basin, before turning and following the creek home.


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The track we took.


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