Browsing Category : Hiking

Mt. Galwey and a Scrambling Accident


According to mywaterton.ca, Mt. Galwey in Waterton Lake National Park is "the easiest difficult hike in Waterton Park." I'm not an experienced scrambler and I found it easy but very precarious at the same time. It didn't help that there was a bit of slippery, mushy snow at the top when the climbing is the most tough. I'll get to…

SLC Day 3- Hiking to a Frozen Donut Falls


My third and final day in SLC with the family over Easter weekend was amazing. It started off with me waking up to an Easter basket all my own that Bruce & Lauren bought for me (best hosts ever). It was really funny because Bruce hid Ben's basket in the oven and then forgot it was there. He started to…

Missing My Mountain Time


If you follow my Instagram it probably looks like I live in the mountains; but really, I just don't think my day to day pictures are as interesting. That's one problem with social media, people only post curated images because the real stuff is not very interesting. A photo of me eating spaghetti in Ryan's sweats are not very attractive.…

Warm Winter Hike From Waterton to Glacier


On Friday I snuck over the U.S. border. There's no wall yet! Ha ha ha. Sorry, that's my lame attempt at a little political humor. But I did go hiking on the Goat Haunt trail that travels along Waterton Lakes, into the United States to an outpost called Goat Haunt, though I didn't quite make it all the way. If you…

Homework & Hiking 2- Bertha Falls


I'm a genius! This homework and hiking idea is perfect and just what I needed! I only wish I've been doing this all semester. On Sunday I headed out to Waterton to spend a pleasant 2.5 hours at Vimy's Lounge & Grill drinking coffee and doing homework. Earlier in the week I read a great article on things you can…

Homework and Hiking- Bears Hump & Linnet Lake


I think I've figure out a way to balance life a bit! At least for the next three weeks until I start student teaching and then I'll have to adjust to a whole new schedule again. In class last week we spent some time discussing how we were feeling in the top four areas of wellness; physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.…

Hiking the Carthew Alderson Trail


Prepare yourself readers, this post has 31 photos. On Labour Day, my friend Samara and I headed to Waterton despite the rain clouds to hike Carthew Alderson, a 20 km one way hike that requires a shuttle to the start at Cameron Lake. This was the last hike Samara needed to get the Triple Crown! I've been hiking in Waterton…

Let’s hear it for the girls! A day in Waterton with the girls.


Seriously, is there anything more fun than a day out with your girlfriends? It always makes me feel like a fancy free teenager which I love. Last Thursday we kicked off September 1st with a trip to Waterton for paddle boarding and hiking. I sprang out bed singing "Girls day! Girls day!" Ha ha. BEARS I saw more bears on…

Goat Lake with a Side of Scrambling


There is nothing I love more than a day in the mountains! Over the weekend I met up with a gal I used to coach to go hiking in Waterton. We originally planned to go paddle boarding but it was so cold and overcast when we first pulled into town that we opted to head up to Red Rock Canyon…

Hiking to and around Bertha Lake


On Saturday I finally met up with an internet friend (Hi Melanie!) and we headed to Waterton to hike to Bertha Lake. Melanie isn't from here and had only been to Waterton a handful of times so I loved having the chance to play tour guide and watching someone appreciate the place as much as I do. We started off at…

Girls Day! Hiking to Iceberg Lake in Glacier National Park


As my loyal readers know I am a Waterton fan. That place has a magic to it that makes me instantly happy when I pull past the gates and there is so much of that little park I have yet to conquer but now I have all of Glacier National Park too because that place is incredible! I had a…

Bison, Gnats & Epic Views on Antelope Island


When my brothers place in Jordan, Utah flooded out during my trip we caravanned north to Layton to stay with Lauren's sister Caroline. I thought it was a great opportunity to finally go visit Antelope Island, a state park located on the Salt Lake and mere minutes away from our new accommodations. Lauren expressed concern about it being smelly this…

Hiking to Donut Falls


When I planned my trip to Salt Lake City I told my brother Bruce that the trip was all about baby Liam but I did want to squeeze in one short hike. I told him a quick one, no more than half a day so he took me out to Cottonwood Canyon (I can't remember is he said it was the…

Hiking to Mt. Vimy Peak & Biking in a Hailstorm


I was so happy when my cousin Adam emailed me about hiking to the peak of Mt.Vimy on his most recent visit to Alberta. The first time I hiked this peak was in 2011 with Adam and his brother Quinton and I was carrying almost 25 extra pounds of bodyweight and was in terrible shape back then. I was super excited to do…

Waterton Afternoon with Kiddos


Even though I should have been studying for my Canadian History final, I took off to Waterton for a day with Cat and her kids Olive (4) & Kevin (1.5). It was overcast in the prairies so I brought several changes of clothes because you never know what to expect in Waterton and yesterday it was windy- surprise! surprise! Cat promised…

Exploring Maligne Canyon


Is this last account of my weekend in Jasper ever overdue! I wanted to tell you all about my experience playing around Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park. Even though I had a seven hour drive home, I opted to hit up Maligne Canyon before hitting the road. All the research I read online suggested it and it was super…