Browsing Category : Hiking

What will fall hiking look like this year?


Like many hikers in Southern Alberta, I’ve been watching the progress of the Kenow Fire in Waterton Lakes National Park and hoping the fire would stop before it spread. This fire has not only burnt through most of my beloved park, but it spread onto the prairie and burned down ranches, spread north to Castle where more people had to…

Waterton Wanderings


This has been my “week off” to rest and recharge before my new semester starts this Monday. I use week off in quotations because I still had some planning stuff to finish, doc appointments, etc. so it wasn’t a week vacation. But I made the most of it by packing it full of mountain adventures with friends. Waterton with Kiddos…

Grinell Glacier Hike in East Glacier National Park, Montana


Rachelle and I are chipping away at the Many Glacier area hikes in East Glacier National Park. This week we hit one of Glacier’s top rated hikes, Grinell Glacier. Pronounced grin-elle. This was the first hike where the scenery on the way was better than the destination. I’ll get to it. This is one BUSY hike! You can either take…

The Amazing Cracker Lake in Glacier National Park


Glacier- you amaze me! Last year, Rachelle and I hiked to Iceberg Lake in Many Glacier, an area in East Glacier National Park. The lake was the most stunning alpine lake I had ever seen, and then today- Cracker Lake! We are so lucky to live so close to the mountains and days like today make me wish I could…

#Takeahike Through Blakiston Valley


Hiking season is here at last and I’ve been collecting hiking buddies over the winter! Over the weekend, a crew of us (including Ryan!) headed out to Waterton Lakes National Park for a group adventure. Originally, we planned on going up Red Rock Canyon but the spring runoff had the stream so high we couldn’t walk along it, we would…

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…