Browsing Category : Outdoors

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.…

Honoured to be Part of the A-Team


I was pretty stoked when I ran into Blakiston & Company owner Mike and he told me he wanted me to join a team of brand ambassadors known as the A-Team! Waterton Lakes National park is a small community and if you work there or visit enough you’ll get to know everyone and I love going and chatting people up.…

Fall Mountain Biking on the Wishbone Trail


All that hard work last week doing homework paid off because I was completely done it all by Saturday afternoon and was able to head to the mountains on Sunday with Rachelle with a carefree mind. Last weekend was amazing weather wise, the perfect warm sunny fall day and I as she was on her way to my place, I…

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…

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…