Rocky Mountain Birthday Cake Hike!

Posted by on June 14, 2012 in Blog, Rocky Mountain hikes, Wilderness adventures | Comments Off on Rocky Mountain Birthday Cake Hike!

Rocky Mountain Birthday Cake Hike!
I think that a hike that ends with a homemade cake is one of the best hikes ever. My friend Carmen makes THE BEST cakes in the world. This is a 6th year that I have enjoyed one of her post-hike cakes on my birthday, in the mountains. My regular Club Fit Frog hikers start asking about the June birthday hike date in the winter. Yesterday, after a mostly sunny (slightly rainy) hike in the Elbow Valley area of the Kananakis Rockies, we enjoyed this decadent creation.

 

 

 

 

 

The hike was a colourful trek through fields of wildflowers. June is the rainy month and the foothills are lush and green. The lower elevation hikes are the best spots to be immersed in wildflowers in the late spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prairie Creek Trail, on Hwy. 66/Elbow Falls Trail Kananaskis, is a nice 4 ish hour, 10 km rolling terrain hike that is perfect on a day when the clouds are low and thunder storms forecasted (like they were yesterday!). Make sure you wear your waterproof boots.The creek is high right now and we had to ford it at the end of the hike, on Prairie Link Trail.