Browsing Category : Outdoors

#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…

Moving Meditation- Hike to Bertha Falls


I had the best day ever last Friday while my poor dogs had the worst day ever. It was finally time to be a responsible dog owner and get them neutered with some of my summer student loan money. I had to drop them off at the Foothills Vet Clinic in Cardston at 8 a.m. and couldn't get them until…

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…

SLC Day 2- Utah State Capitol & Ensign Peak


For our second day of the long weekend, we decided to have a chill day and stick around Salt Lake City. After Liam’s nap we headed downtown to Bruce’s favourite Thai restaurant Sawadee. It’s become a family tradition to get Thai food here when we visit. I LOVE Thai and can’t get any decent stuff here in Lethbridge so I always…

SLC Day 1- Homestead Crater & Midway Memorial Hill


I fall more in love with the Salt Lake City area with every visit. What other city is 20 minutes away from the mountains but has all the amenities of a city? It’s amazing! My little brother Ben and I headed down to SLC for a long Easter weekend. I was relaxing after a busy semester and Ben needed a…

Windy Weekend in Waterton


Like the alliteration in my title? It's just so catchy! This weekend was our anniversary weekend and Ryan and I headed to the place we got married, Waterton for a romantic little getaway and some outdoor fun. The weather on the other hand, had other ideas. But I digress, let's walk through our overnighter. I booked a killer deal with…

Valentine’s Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Folks


Valentine's Day- a day for candy, love, and the stress of buying a present. I have returned almost every gift Ryan has gotten me. Terrible right? But unless I tell him EXACTLY what I want, he'll get something I don't like or need and he gets so insulted when I return or exchange them. I think it's even become his…

Family Fun Day at Writing on Stone Provincial Park


Sunday was so much fun! I wanted to take advantage of the warm weather and have some outdoor fun so the family drove to Writing on Stone Provincial Park. Located about 40km from Milk River, Writing on Stone is this incredible place made of eroded sandstone structures that create a landscape that makes you feel like you're on another planet.…

Girls Cross Country Ski Day in Waterton


About a week before Christmas (or was it a week after?) I organized a girls cross country ski trip to Waterton. I invited all my friends, despite that they didn't all know each other to join in on a day in Waterton, skiing to Cameron Lake and back. There is nothing I love more than a day out with the girls.…

Ice Skating on Waterton Lake


I always say misadventures make the most memorable adventures and in the case of this past weekend, helped me find a new adventure. Ryan and I had a cross country ski day in Waterton planned for weeks. We spent the holidays apart and needed some quality time that didn't consist of snacks and Netflix. Despite the forecast saying a high…

Oh Christmas Tree 2016


It was the first weekend in December which meant it was time to head to the mountains to cut down a Christmas Tree! My siblings and I have such good memories of doing this as children with our parents in freezing Northern Alberta and it's a tradition I'm trying to start with my family. The plan was to go Sunday…

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.…