2016 was one of my best. This wrap up is intended to recap and showcase some of my highlights from the past 12 months. I traveled more than expected, met plenty of new faces, and learned a good deal.
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The year started off COLD. January 1st was spent at Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway in Alberta. The temperature was -20 C at the warmest part of the day. I traveled there with Mike, Robert, Allie, Julia, Mark and Yuriy.
Mid-January, Ananya and I took a trip to Nordegg, Alberta to Abraham Lake. The lake is well known for the bubbles that form under the ice when it freezes. It is surreal to walk on the ice as it is very transparent and blue.
As January neared the end, Ananya, Jon, Matt and I made a trip to a waterfall called Panther Falls. None of us had been before, so we were excited to be greeted with an enormous frozen waterfall and a frozen ice tunnel. It was extremely slippery and we all walked away with plenty of bruises. Next time we will remember to bring crampons for traction.
I was fortunate enough to have two weeks off work, and decided to travel to Oregon with Jocelyn. We met up with Grace and Jayden who showed us Cape Kiwanda, Abiqua Falls, along with many other waterfalls. I don't see the ocean nearly as much as I should, so this was one of my highlights of the year. After Oregon, we traveled back to Vancouver where we went on a few hikes.
At the end of March, I travelled to Louisville, Kentucky with my co-work Alex to film a portion of a documentary we were working on. While there, we had some free time to explore the beautiful city of Louisville.