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Riccardo Scrizzi

rikytravels

"#Travel #diary of a #beardie #Italian guy who will never stop #traveling" 🐾 Currently posting: CA πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ πŸ“Έ All #photos are mine πŸ“Έ β†˜οΈLast video

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After resting two days I was still feeling pretty weak, but I had to take advantage of my last days in Alberta. That's why I went for another hike around Lake Louise, taking it slowly and safe. Here's the #view that was waiting me when I had arrived. I remember how it still was extremely #cold, the #wind were literally cutting the skin.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #mountain #mountains #landscape #sky #lake #wintry #winter #instatravel #instago #travel #traveling  #peaks #hike #chill #relax #meditative #looking #seeing #majestic #wonderful #alberta #banff #lakelouise #canada
I was #hiking back all alone. The sun was going down, and I never was that #exhausted in my life. The spikes under my shoes were constantly #slippering outside and I was #scared as hell. I was equipped with a bear-spry because "you'll never know", and I have to say: I glimpsed a #bear crossing the street and advancing in the #forest. What you see in this picture are the #footprints of that bear. With the #darkness approaching and my body giving up, I was scared to remain in that forest forever. But I made it, and after that I had a strong fever with a shooting pain at the legs muscles that made me stay resting for two days. One of the extremest experiences of my life so far. Totally worth it.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #extreme #ice #walking #snow #winter #wintry #footprint #animal #grizzlybear #brownbear #night #evening #allalone #alone #danger #alberta #banff #morainelake #canada
Being in the middle of nowhere all alone, it had been not easy to find a way to took a #picture with me inside it. I'm against selfies, so I had to find the best #spot in which lay the phone and use the self-timer. In the first picture you see what the phone took, in the second one, what I was seeing. Breathtaking. And literally without breath was now time to do other 15km to come back to the hostel. The light was already going down and gettin even #colder.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #adventure #hike #lake #frozen #me #selftimer #cold #forest #wild #nature #snow #wintry #winter #life #real #breathetaking #reflection #hard #realness #alberta #banff #lakelouise #moraine #canada
Almost 15 Km, more than 3 hours #walking. It was not the classic picture of Moraine Lake, it had started to #freeze already, and the clouds were covering the light. If it was worth it to #hike in? Not really maybe, but I don't regret it. It's still a crazy and interesting #experience to remember.  #rikytravels #canadian #exploring #adventure #nature #alone #silent #lake #trees #snow #winter #wintry #frozen #mountains #wild #real #peace #cold #meditative #photo #throughmyeyes #park #alberta #lakelouise #banff #canada
As you should have already realized in the last post, every #step was a #breathtaking one, literally and figuratively. Because, as already told the #hike was exhausting, and at the same time I was immersed in #majestic landscapes and views.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #hike #river #stream #frozen #ice #snow #landscape #walking #trees #wild #view #forest #sun #cold #wintry #winter #alberta #banff #lakelouise #moraine #canada
The first snow brought as a consequence that the road to arrive to Lake Moraine had been cut off. But stubborn as I am, I had decided to go there on foot, obviously preparing with the necessary: shoe spikes and bear spry, plus my usual layers of clothes and a lot of #motivation. As you can see in the last picture there were 14.4 Km to go and go back for a total of almost 30 Km (18 mi). As I will tell you in the next posts, I should had better estimated what I was able to do and what was actually too much. You can probably think that 30 Km are easily feasible with a bit of training in the back, but those 30 Km were towards #snow and #ice with -20°C during all the way... #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #exhausting #nature #hike #mountains #view #landscape #majestic #wonderful #trees #forest #beararea #peace #silent #meditative #longway #letsgo #natural #alberta #banff #lakelouise #moraine #canada
I had arrived in Lake Louise #village, surrounded by the new #snowy #landscape. It was time to prepare psychologically for what I would have been through the next day: the most exhausting #hike of my life so #far. You will have more information about it in the next post.  So, as always, STAY TUNED πŸ˜‰  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #snow #wintry #winter #train #cold #street #walking #technical #trees #bearaware #walk #mountain #view #nature #natural #national #park #alberta #banff #canada
And after hours of exhausting #hiking  towards #cold #wind and #snow, we arrived at the #peak of the #mountain, the #spot in which we should have found the magnificent view people suggested us to go see. Well... As you can see, we didn't really found something special that day, only #fog and a #storm. At least, as you can see in the second picture, we came down (with the free way back gondola) and found an #interesting place to #chill πŸ˜‰ More shots about the #pool in the upcoming video of the Banff #adventure.  If you don't, FOLLOW ME and STAY TUNED!  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #flag #leaf #forest #wintry #winter #snowflakes #instago #term #instatravel #nature #alberta #banff #canada
As I already told you, the #snow was falling. More and more. I was almost arrived to the #peak of the #mountain, after two hours of #hiking in the snow. The feeling was something like "#please bring me to a warm place or my facial expression will be #frozen like this for the rest of my life". Fortunately, as you will see in the next post, I exactly found a warm place to recover and rest 😏  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #me #beard #park #trees #pine #forest #cold #tired #tactic #damn #walking #hoodie #windy #freeze #verycold #snowflakes #alberta #banff #canada
It doesn't matter if you are wearing five layers to keep you warm and you still super #cold, when you feel you want to #sit and #enjoy the #view, the #silence, your #emotions, do it. It's always worth it.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #sitted #me #wintry #winter #trees #forest #hat #covered #snow #snowflakes #pine #likeaboss #hill #hiking #resting #chilling #alberta #banff #canada
As you can #glimpse in these pictures, the #snow #flakes already began their #wintry dance. I was watching for the last time that #breathtaking #green #landscape which surrounds all Banff National Park. This because in a #cold country like Canada, the first snow it's the last to melt, five or six months after. Hiking up the #mountain, I was figuring out that from now on all the #view of the past days will have been #white.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #instatravel #majestic #silent #snowflake #nature #natural #park #hiking #instago #me #mountains #alberta #banff #canada
After the format "self-timer pictures" I was posting one year ago, I have been trying to be in my pictures as less as possible. This because I want you guys to #feel the #emotions I felt in these places showing you what I was seeing with my eyes. But in this little #trip in Banff, I enjoyed to take also some "memories" that I want to share with you as well. This place is one of the most silents I have ever been in. Canada gifts you a lot of #moments to #ponderate.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #me #sitted #chilling #resting #watching #enjoyinglife #silent #cold #winter #memories #majestic #nature #natural #park #lake #mountains #chair #alberta #banff #canada
These are the last two pictures I'm gonna post taken in the Johnston Canyon. They actually express the two #emotional sides by which you are pervaded when #surrounded by this #untouched nature. One it's #surprise, #astonishment, deep #respect for what you're seeing, touching, hearing and smelling; on the other side, you have #joy, #excitement, you want to #scream and release all your #feelings.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #waterfall #trees #forest #canyon #nature #natural #naturalpark #park #travel #me #instatravel #instago #alberta #banff #canada
I swear I #appear in one of these two picture as well. Let's see if one of you guys can find me. Let's play "find #rikytravels " 😁  #canadian #experience #exploring #adventure #nature #natural #national #park #waterfall #fall #stream #river #rock #silent #watersound #chilled #spiritual #majestic #relax #power #behind #touch #hidden #findme #me #alberta #banff #canada
The typical #scenario in which you imagine a #bear #walking. And it's not only #imaginable, but possible. In fact, this part of Canada has Grizzlies and Brown Bears living in #freedom.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #canyon #stream #river #water #traveling #travel #instago #instatravel #exploring #explore #silent #relaxing #adventure #trees #forest #nature #natural #national #park #alberta #banff #canada
I was going to Johnson Canyon with two nice people I met in the hostel and one of them was driving the rented car. I #glimpsed this #breathtaking #view appearing on the top of a little #hill and I asked to stop the car. They were like "Why?", and when we stopped and they also realized how the #landscape was, they thanked me. This picture is an example of how the most #incredible places are often #hidden and you have to search for them.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #trees #yellow #river #stream #creek #mountains #snowcoming #nature #amazing #place #spot #bestpicture #natural #naturalpark #park #photo #amazed #alberta #banff #canada
When it's between -10°C and -20°C during all day, you have to prepare your #body carefully. In fact, even if it doesn't look like, that #jacket it's really heavy and warm, also certified to be thermal. To be able to walk and stay outside all day I had to prepare my body with five layers for the chest and three layers for the legs. At the end of each day was such a relief to take my #clothes off, but for the places I was #exploring it was certainly worth it.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #me #dressed #cold #wintry #wind #windy #winter #forest #trees #natural #park #sit #tree #weird #trunk #crooked #different #nature #national #beard #banff #alberta #canada
Banff #city, #surrounded by #silence and #trees. In the middle of #cold #wintry #nature, but before the first snow. In fact, as people who live in cold countries know, the first snow which comes is the last one melting, and months later.  #rikytravels #canadian #experience #explore #adventure #winter #silent #village #traveling #traveler #inststravel #instago #travelblogger #mountain #peaceful #meditative #alberta #banff #national #park #natural #naturalpark #canada

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