Tag Archives : hiking

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…

Belated Friday Fitness- Skinny Jeans and Busy Schedules


School has begun and I am feeling so overwhelmed right now it’s insane. I’m in my first Practicum semester and between six classes and work I’ll be on campus from 9-4:30 Monday through Friday and that doesn’t count the weekends I’ll have to work on homework or group projects. Needless to say, I’m currently trying to figure out how to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Amazing Jasper Weekend & Romance for One at the Fairmont


My weekend in Jasper was so amazing but a little lonely at the same time. I went up to Jasper for two days to run the 10k in the inaugural Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon. Ryan was going to accompany me and we had both been looking forward to the trip for weeks but our damn water heater sprung a…

One Week Left to Register for the Jasper Races!


  I seriously can’t wait for April 15 you guys! Not only is it my LAST day of classes and my LAST set of exams for the semester, but it’s the day Ryan and I take off for Jasper so I can run a 10k!  I’m running in the 10k race of the inaugural Jasper Half Marathon and my Alberta…

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.…

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…

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…

Thanksgiving 2015 Weekend Recap


Happy Tuesday everyone! Who’s as tired as I am? Lucky for me, I take off for Mexico this Friday! Who-hoo! To my Canadian friends, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Mine started off blah because I had to spend Saturday from about 11-4 doing homework and the entire evening cleaning the house for Thanksgiving. SUNDAY I spent Sunday…