Miranda LacombeCalgary, Alberta
Guestbook Elbow Falls - Rocky Mountains - Touchable peace
“Elbow Falls,” I’ve heard about this place. Where the water runs through the mountains and the people hike along its trail. Where complete freedom and peace feel within reach. This is only the third time I’ve experienced it for myself but it really only took one time for it to become my place of refuge. You see, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been the anxiety ridden one. Searching for a place to feel inspired and ready to go on despite wanting to curl up and cry. The second I stepped foot on the soil of this beautiful place, I felt like I could touch peace and hold freedom in my hand. The way the water flows between the mountains and the breeze carries its droplets of water through the air to land on the surface of your skin. The way the trees line the falls, all the way down and through. The way the sun shines on the water allowing your reflection to show and the way you can hear the water rush down over the rocks, from wherever you are in the place… it brings peace. It brings reflection. I hiked the trails on the mountains surrounding the falls the last time I was there and the only thing that came out of it was goodness! I arrived feeling frustrated and anxious about everything in life and I left feeling freedom and peace upon my shoulders. I also managed to leave with my photos capturing my experience, such as this one. This is my Canada. The place where I feel most inspired and ready to conquer the world. The place where I feel most connected to everyone and everything around me. The place where anxiety and depression and the cares of the world don’t matter; because peace is touchable and freedom is in the palm of my hand. This is the place no one else has and no one else is known for; this is my Canada - the Canadian Rockies.