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Cody Friesen

CALGARY, AB Just trying to live a life full of adventure, come along for the ride!

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Part 4/6 - Another experience we had was The “Townie” River Float with @canmore_raft_tours ! This post is part 1 of 2 I am going to share with you all! Part 2 will end the #CanmoreAdventureHub series off! . . . Funny story - This experience has been on my list to do for FOUR summers! Thanks to the Canmore Adventure Hub for finding a way to work all of our experiences into a jam-packed day of awesomeness! . . . I had only ever heard good reviews about this company. To me I had known is as a staple of Canmore’s Adventure Tourism. I don’t know why it took me so long to finally join the club of rave reviewers! Floating down the Bow River through Canmore was a unique experience. I throughly enjoyed every moment as we passed by scenic banks, River Fishers, Other rafts as well as took in the views of the surrounding mountains (Almost all of which I have stood upon) . . . After five hours of caving I can’t think of a better way to relax and re-group with my friends to talk about how much fun our day had been so far. Little did we know at the time it was only going to get better! . . . Cody . . . . #canmore #canmorerafttours #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 3/6 - The second snippet from our @canmorecavetours Adventure Experience  is a fun one I shot by accident! I didn’t even know I was filming. (As you can tell from my hand adjustments) This just goes to show that the smiles on our faces are genuine. We were TRULY having loads of fun! . . . I have some fun photos to share with you coming up, but I wanted to do a final shoutout (for now) to @goproyyc for letting us use their equipment to film our adventure! Being able to sit down and re-live the experience is so fun. Watching all of our facial reactions is priceless. Once I learn how to actually edit a video, I will share the REAL juicy bits, including video footage from the infamous Laundry Chute! . . . I’m just so grateful that my experiences and adventures have led me to make such awesome connections with local Albertan businesses that make my life so much better! This #CanmoreAdventureHub series is only the beginning too! . . . Cody . . . . . #goproyyc #canmorecavetours #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 2/6 - The Gallery I am featuring in this post of the #CanmoreAdventureHub series is actually the final experience we had in Canmore. It couldn’t have been a more perfect way to end the day! Thank you soooo much @mysterytowns for letting us take part in your Smuggler’s Blues Scavenger Adventure. My team had a blast and to top it off, ranked 6th place on the leadership board! . . . For those of you who don’t know what Mystery Town Tours is about then let me tell you! Put on by Uncorked Experiences, this fun adventure you embark on with your team takes you ALL around Canmore. When I say ALL around, I really mean ALL around! After booking your tour, you start of by downloading the MysteryTowns app (available in both the GooglePlay and iTunes Store). You will be directed to a starting point as well as given your first clue . . . Our Scavenger hunt had 20 questions that led us on a wild adventure starting at the town centre, up side streets, down by the river, hidden alleys, lakes I didn’t even know existed and ending off on the main strip. To say the least, I did not know Canmore had so much going on at all times! . . . I am so thankful for this experience. Photos don’t do justice for how much fun we were truly having! I also left out some of the key places we went to as to not spoil any surprises! You NEED to book this tour. I can’t wait to do another one. I also decided I want to retire in Canmore now after seeing all the beautiful houses in the area thanks to this game! . . . Cody . . . . #canmore #mysterytowntour #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part1/6 - Sorry for the week long hiatus everyone! Summer is crazy packed for me (If my posts don’t already suggest that!) I’m BEYOND stoked to share this next photo series with you all. So far this FULL day of adventure has been the highlight of my summer! It’s going to be pretty tough to top it going forward! . . . This photo series I am calling the #CanmoreAdventureHub series. Canmore is by far one of my favourite towns in Alberta but I’ve only really taken the time to scrape the surface of all the adventure it has to offer. The great thing about working with the Canmore Adventure Hub is that they are all local businesses working together to create the ultimate adventure package. It was a full 12 hours of fun (if you include the driving to and from Calgary!) . . . My friends and I CANNOT thank Adam @canmorecavetours enough for arranging this AWESOME day that I’m going to share with you all this week . . . Another EPIC shoutout I would love to give is to my friends @goproyyc for hooking us up with some sweet equipment that allowed us to film our adventures. I had only used a GoPro once before this day and after a quick walk through - I was a pro! (My friends might beg to differ though). I’m going to be working on some sweet edits coming up here but for this week I will be sharing two short snippets . . . This first snippet features my beautiful cousin @malikee.b doing the 18m repel (SIX STORIES IN HEIGHT). Only one member of the group had some caving experience so for all of us, this repel was the first of many accomplishments we were going to have as the day moved forward! Stay tuned for more fun posts! . . . Cody . . . . #canmore #canmorecavetours #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 6/6 -  The FINAL post of the #TakingItHome series is the second part of post 4! Same mountain but different view. . . I hope you guys have enjoyed seeing where I grew up and learning some personal details about my life. This series needed to happen. I like being real with you guys and not staging my life. It was important to me to be able to show you where I grew up and how I became who I am today. . . This was my first out of province photo series. It won't be a regular occurrence but I wouldn't mind doing a series on Yoho one day or the Vancouver area! Would you guys be opposed to more out of province photo series? . . Stay tuned for next week's collaboration I did with Canmore Adventure Hub!! . . Cody . . . . . #seerevelstoke #explorebc #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 5/6 -  Post 5 of the #TakingItHome series is another fun one. Skunk Cabbage Boardwalk is something I always used to drive by but never took the time to actually see what it was about. . . I always remembered skunk cabbage as these small little plants in the swamps that I used to bike by... I was not prepared for the Jurassic Plants I was about to encounter at this location! . . Let's add some perspective to these photos. I'm 6'1 ... these plants came up to my shoulders in height! I've always had a fascination in plants as I've made very clear but these ones have turned from a fascination to an obsession! I hope to return here when the yellow flowers are in bloom! Who knew they only bloomed in April and are one of the first flowers to bloom after the snow melt?! . . Cody . . . . . #seerevelstoke #explorebc #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 4/6 -  Post 4 of the #TakingItHome series was an unplanned one! The goal was to hike Mount Begbie (one of the more prominent mountains in the area) but due to snowfall we had to think of alternatives. . . Plans were made but then had to change again due to grizzly activity on our SECOND choice! My mom actually suggested this THIRD alternative! . . As I mentioned in my first post of this series I didn't really explore the mountains of Revelstoke growing up. Being in them as an adult opened my eyes. Revelstoke mountains are so different from the ones we have in Alberta. They almost seem like your hiking up in the Yukon or the Northwest Territories! I have another post from this adventure coming up soon but for now enjoy this amazing landscape shot and my amazing friend Anna! . . Cody . . . . . #seerevelstoke #explorebc #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 3/6 -  Post 3 of the #TakingItHome series is a fun one. Sutherland Falls is a walk up located at the Blanket Creek Campground. . . These falls are not super sentimental to me but the campground is. I remember camping here with my family when I was younger. Growing up in Revelstoke seeing bears is second nature but the amount of bears we would run into here was insane. I remember riding my bike right into one once! . . Coming back to this spot as an adult with one of my best highschool friends @kirstenmiola was great. Nothing like catching up while exploring childhood places. That is before it was time to head over to our other highschool friends Bachlorette party! I love that we can all grow older but not apart ❤ . . Cody . . . . . #seerevelstoke #explorebc #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 2/6 -  Post 2 of the #TakingItHome series is special. I know I say every post is special to me but this two-parted post symbolizes my growing up in Revelstoke the most! . . The first two photos of this gallery are the "streets" I basically lived on. I worked three jobs through highschool. The second photo has a grey building on the left. That was the cafe I worked at almost every day of the week. I remember 5am shifts where I worked until 8am, went to school and came back and closed up shop after. My friends all worked in the surrounding buildings. We would always find excuses to go visit each other and trade the days gossip lol. To be young again. . . Photos 3-6 are of my favourite spot in Revelstoke. It's not a hike by all means but more of a trail with lots of unique sights. My brother (featured in the last photo) and I would play in the abandoned watertower, on the traintracks and down by the river all the time. We would act out our favourite stories as well as make up entire worlds on our own. To go back with him ten years or so later was very sentimental to me. It's crazy how much we can change but the memories are stronger than ever. . . Cody . . . . . #seerevelstoke #explorebc #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #likeforlikes #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 1/6 -  This new photo series is a special one for me! This is the first time I am posting photos outside of Alberta! This photo series is of Revelstoke! This beautiful town is where I grew up! I'm calling it the #TakingItHome series! . . It's true what they say. You don't know what you have until it's gone! Growing up I didn't really explore the mountains at all! They were all around me but I had no interest! It wasn't until I moved to Alberta 5 years ago that I took an interest in adventure. . . Going back to revelstoke was fun because I got to play in the backyard I once had and boy did I play! This photo series was crammed into one weekend and I can't wait to share with you what I got up to! This photo at Moses Falls kicks it off! . . Cody . . . . . #seerevelstoke #explorebc #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 6/6 -  The FINAL post of the #BragAboutBragg series finishes off where it started! . . Some of you look at this and know it doesn't classify fully as a hike but when I first started exploring Alberta I only knew of places like this. We all do those adventures people recommend and eventually start looking into other ones as time goes on. I'm thankful for these little "hikes" I started my journey off with. Without them who knows if I would have kept going! . . Don't let anyone knock you down because you aren't climbing mountains, or you are going to tourist places that don't require effort. We all start somewhere and this is one of the places I started. . . Cody . . . . . #braggcreek #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 5/6 -  The 5th post of the #BragAboutBragg series is another pic of the infamous Prairie Mountain. . . I'm one of those people that climbs a mountain, hangs out for 5-10 mins and then heads back down. This year I've been trying to stay longer at the top and actually take in the views if the work I took to get there! . . I always have fun climbing them buy once it's done I often feel I need to beat everyone coming down for some reason. Why? Is it just me? I've been told I'm like a dog! I always need to be first up first down. This year is definetly a growing year for me and as the adventures continue I am constantly reminding myself to be in the moment. Especially on a mountain like this where I don't think I will be returning to again. Not because I didn't like It, but because next year I will be focussing on all NEW adventures and not redoing any of my old one! . . Cody . . . . . #braggcreek #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 4/6 -  The third post of the #BragAboutBragg series is a "lesser" known trail? Walk? Meander? I don't actually know what to call it. It's a little known adventure called Alder Trail! . . In the past I used to only post summits or things I thought you guys wanted to see. I avoided posting trail photos because I thought they were boring and wouldn't generate any feedback. Lately I have been trying to use my social pages to showcase things that I find interesting or beautiful and not care if they aren't received well. If I can't be true to me, what is the point of posting on my pages then? . . We can go back to that classic saying of "it's not always about the outcome of the adventure but of the journey getting there." It's super cliche but have you ever stopped to admire the trees and plant life you walk by? Those trees have been in that area for hundreds of years. It's incredible! Even long after I've been turned to dust these trees will still stand strong. Nature just amazes me. . . Cody . . . . . #braggcreek #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 3/6 -  The third post of the #BragAboutBragg series is a two parter. This is why I made it a gallery! . . The first FOUR photos you will see are from Prairie Link. It's a small connector that starts off at Powderface Trail and connects through the middle avoiding the mountain but still getting the scenery! I did this hike solo. I find solo hiking is when I get the most thinking done. Do any of you hike solo? . . The last two photos are of Fullerton Loop just down the road. I felt after finishing Prairie Link a tad bit early, I still had time to add to the adventure. I decided to do a quick trail run up Fullerton as this was also a hike I did my first year of adventure. This hike was very busy! It was night and day between the seclusion of Prairie Link and the crowds of people on Fullerton! Nonetheless the fun experience was still there! . . Cody . . . . . #braggcreek #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 2/6 - I'm feeling like I'm cheating on my Memory Lane roadtrip series already! This hike was NOT done my first year of hiking but it was one of my season openers the following year! . . The second post of the #BragAboutBragg series is probably one of the most recognized spots in the area. How many of you have stood in the exact spot? . . The first time I did this hike the summit was still covered in snow! This was the main reason I wanted to redo it. I felt the snow took away from the experience for me. I know this hike is able to be done year round but I will be honest. I liked it waaaaay more when I did it last week than during the snow melt! . . Cody . . . . . #braggcreek #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 1/6 - You guys are truly amazing! I'm so glad you are liking my photo series and my Memory Lane Roadtrip I have embarked on this Summer! . . My first post of the #BragAboutBragg series starts off sentimental. This is the bottom of Elbow Falls. This was my sixth adventure in Alberta. This was when I made the pact I would get out every weekend and explore. I am now 140 unique adventures in because of this place. I'm so grateful for the life I live. . . This whole series is actually going to be very sentimental so if mushy stuff isn't your thing... sorry not sorry! . . Cody . . . . . #braggcreek #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 6/6 My FINAL post of the #mywaterton series is technically not a Waterton post... so no judging! . . I live in Calgary and waterton is about 2.5 hours away from me. There are several routes I can take two and from location. Lundbreck Falls is a visit I did on my way home! It only adds on 10 minutes to my drive and 10 minutes for a sight like this is 100% worth it! . . The call Lundbreck Falls Alberta's Niagara for good reason! These are some of the widest and largest falls I have seen on my adventures and it doesn't take any effort to get to them! If you ever find yourself in the Crowsnest area I suggest you add this pitstop to your itinerary! . . . Cody . . . . . #experiencewaterton #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
Part 5/6 My fifth post of the #mywaterton series is a not about adventure for once! I just LOVE this place soooo much that I HAVE to tell you about it! . . . One of my dear friends @radpilot15 introduced me to Weiners of Waterton 4 years ago and I've made a point every time I visit Waterton to hit it up! If you are getting a little rumbly in your tummy after your hike .... GO HERE ! I PROMISE you won't be disappointed! It only takes one of these sausages to fill you up! I mean who doesn't like fresh baked buns and locally sourced meat! . . Cody . . . . . #experiencewaterton #travelalberta #explorealberta #thecluelessguide #naturephotography #naturephoto #instagood #instagram #hiking #hikingadventures #outdoorliving #outdooradventures #hikinglife #travel #travelgram #yyc #calgaryliving #abparks #travelphotography #travelandlife
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