Tag Archives : adventure

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Winter Beach Day


I love the beach. Always have, always will. Maybe it's from all the trips to Hawaii as a child, or spending my teen years in Seattle but the sand calls to me. I obviously don't have access to a real beach in land locked Alberta but we've made our own nearby at a local reservoir and most people spend their summers…

Board in Utah for New Year’s


Like my pun for a title? I'm such a nerd! Ha ha ha! For the second year in a row I headed from my mum's place in Washington state to Utah to stay with my brother Bruce and his wife Lauren for Utah Adventures to ring in the New Years. Last year was such a blast and I couldn't wait…

November Hike to Crandell Lake


I knew that I needed some serious mountain time this past weekend so I got Ryan on board to hit Waterton and do a little snow chasing. Little did I know, there was no snow in Waterton this weekend and it was so crazy warm you would think it was April and not mid-November. I love/hate it because a late…

Xplor Adventure Park


Our trip to Mexico was kind of a bummer because of all the rain and a terrible trip home but the absolute highlight was going to Xplor Adventure Park in Playa de Carmen/Cancun area. I got to go both during the day and night so I'll be able to offer a good comparison. For the day trip our whole group went…

Miss Mountain Obsession Trio


If you follow my twitter you have seen that I was extremely honoured to be named as one of three rad ladies for Winter 2015 Miss Mountain Obsession. My little sister nominated me and I couldn’t believe I was selected, especially after reading about the other two who are in my opinion, way more bad ass than I am! The…

Winter Hike- Waterton Lakeshore Trail


I have a love-hate relationship with this crazy warm weather Southern Alberta has been experiencing. I hate how there is no snow for xc skiing, snow shoeing or snowboarding but I’m loving being outdoors without gloves, warm sunshine on my face and snow free hiking. Yesterday we headed off on the Goat Haunt (Lakeshore) Trail in Waterton. I had wanted…

Bundle Up


Yesterday was my day for having articles published! Mountain Obsession posted my post The Best Water Purification Products for Hikers and AHAA Living just posted my article "Get Outside" (originally titled Bundled Up). Oh yeah, and did I mention I am also  Miss Mountain Obsession Winter 2015 (or at least one of them)? WOW! That's a lot of stuff in one short…

Canadian Beach Day


Anyone that follows me on social media saw my funny beach pic over the weekend. We made plans with friends to take our kids hiking in Waterton but   it was raining. I was fine hiking in the rain but Ryan didn't think cold, wet kids and a long hike were a good combo. Instead we decided to go to…

Snowshoeing Lineham Falls Trail


Last Saturday, my buddy Tawny (owner of Thankful Threads) and I hit Waterton for some snowshoeing! Tawny had never been snow shoeing before and I have a hard time finding a companion so we made plans to meet up at the Cameron lake trail with our dogs and head to Forum Falls. When I got to the Cameron trail start…

Homestead Crater, Utah


I first learned about Homestead Crater while watching the travel channel (back when I still had cable) two years ago with Ryan. I immediately texted my brother and sister in law (who live in SLC area) and told them we have to go there on my next visit. It’s located in Midway, Utah, about an hour from SLC and it…