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Milk River Long Weekend- I Pulled My Butt Playing Softball


Like my title? Blog experts always say to have a catchy title and that’s pretty catchy is it not? I don’t know what it is about camping/ball tournaments but I never take any photos! So this post is basically a narrative, sorry about that. What is it about the Milk River Softball Tournament that results in me injured with no…

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How to Stay Healthy While Camping


I recently went camping for a weekend and the way I ate was atrocious! I legit felt gross when I got home. Chips, candy, pop, beer- yeesh! But that always seems to be the case when we go camping. We purchase healthy meal options (wraps, steak & veggies, eggs) but then we stock up on super unhealthy snacks and snack all weekend…

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Weekend Camping in Koocanusa, BC


This camping weekend was a memorable one when we headed out to Koocanusa, BC (more commonly known as Kikomun Provincial Park) for back country camping, swimming, and turtle spotting at Surveyor’s Lake. This year we went with Ryan’s parents and his brother’s kids Jasmine & Joey and of course our kids and the two dogs. We went back to the…

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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…

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Girls Day Out! Paddleboarding and Canyon Exploring


Nothing makes you feel more young and carefree than a day with your girlfriends. Fed up with work, bills, and life I arranged a girls day out in Waterton for my friends to find sitters so we could pretend we were teenagers. But alas, illness and family commitments kept two of the four of us away, but Cat and I headed…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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2nd Annual Waterton Food Festival


I always thought my stomach was bottomless but this week on a tour of the 2nd Annual Waterton Food Festival I learned that even my stomach has a limit. I had THE BEST time on Thursday and had the opportunity to view Waterton through a whole new lens- the food lens! The Waterton Food Festival kicked off on Friday, May…

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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…

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Hiking Old Fort Point


When I was driving through Jasper to the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge I noticed a steep hill covered in mountain goats to my right and I thought “that would be kind of fun to hike.” Turns out that hill was Old Fort Point, an iconic Jasper hike with a lot of history.   HISTORY There are still a few clearly…

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A Clear Winter Day at Cameron Lake


While Saturday, March 19 wound up being a very hard and sad day the morning of was absolutely wonderful. I finally was able to see Cameron Lake in the winter without cloud cover! Any time I have gone there has been low cloud cover or it’s been snowing so I never got a clear day on the lake until this trip.…

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Active things to do in Banff


March! I don’t know if it’s the ‘spring forward’ Daylight Savings or that Easter and spring break is fast approaching but our thoughts turn to spring. However, if you live in Canada you know that March is hardly spring, especially in the Rockies. Don’t let that last month or so of snow stop you from getting out and enjoying the…

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Winners! Tickets to the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show!


WINNERS! Congrats to Logan and Pat! You have won a Family 4-pack to the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show! I’ve sent an email to the winners. Thank you to everyone who participated and be sure to use my promo code for a discount on your tickets! DISCOUNT If you didn’t win never fear! Use the promo code ABMOUNTAIN for $3 off…

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Winter Hike to Bertha Bay


I would hardly call the easy 5km to Bertha Bay a hike but walking in the mountains is walking in the mountains! I had last week off from school (Reading Week) and while my classmates jetted off to Vegas or relaxed at home with their parent’s I went and booked a full time gig working at a day camp at…

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