Tag Archives : nature

Goat Lake Hike, Waterton


Goat Lake Advanced Hike Distance- 9.04 miles Time- 3:45 (this included our rest at the top) Elevation gain – 530 m (1,750 ft) Sunday was a typical lazy Sunday, I slept in until 9 am and sipped coffee all morning while reading a book. When Ryan announced that he was going to lay down and it was only noon, I…

Friday Fitness Recap- June 9


Yes! It’s Friday already!! This week was ok. My weekend was GREAT activity wise but it slumped as the work week went on. Friday- Nothing Saturday- Mud Race (5k) & 18 holes of Golf What a perfect day! I ran in the Mud & Sweat in Lethbridge with some coworkers. I am STILL waiting on photos so I can do…

Get Out and Enjoy Snow!


I found it readers! I found the key to my happiness, brings me pure joy, makes me feel happy inside and out – snow. I’ve always known I’ve loved snow, being a December baby growing up in Fort McMurray you either love snow or pretty much die! I was so happy when the flakes started to fall yesterday and when…

Rockies Roadtrip Part 2- Jasper


Yesterday, I shared photos from the first leg of my Rockies Roadtrip covering Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Part 2 is my long and adventurous leg through Jasper. After experiencing Lake Louise I headed to Jasper. I have only been through that park once as a child. Within 10 minutes of driving through the park gates it began to snow!…

Four Hikes in One Day


I had a perfect day in Waterton this Saturday. My workout buddy Catherine and I made plans to go hiking with our babies (hers is human, mine is furry). We were joined by her husband and another couple (my sibling in-laws actually) and their baby. Catherine and I got to the park first and she had the great idea to…

The Ever Changing Red Rock Canyon


This weekend was another Waterton Adventure weekend and my fitness buddy Catherine and I went through Red Rock Canyon. If you recall, a few weeks ago I talked about how much the canyon was changed;  there was no water, and grey shale covered the bottom of the canyon hiding the red rock. Well, that’s changed again!! Last week, I saw…

My “Not So” Backpacking Trip (Guest Post)


Here is a special guest post from my sister Laura on her unexpected first backpacking trip of the season. It was the first nice weekend of the year in the beautiful Northwest. My boyfriend Nick and I got into back packing just a couple years ago and were itching for another adventure. We could not wait to dust off our…

Camping in Del Bonita & I Got Stuck


At last! Finally! I got to go camping this weekend! Yes it was only for one night (it was raining and 90 km winds on Friday night) and yes it was the exotic locale of Del Bonita but to me, camping is camping and I had a great time! The Del Bonita campground is only 30 minutes south of Magrath…

Pre-Wedding Winter Hike to Bertha Falls


The day before my wedding I led a group of friends and family to Bertha Falls in the snow. Because so many of my friends and family had to travel a long way to be with me I wanted to ensure they had a great experience.  I busted out all my extra toques, sweaters, gloves and jackets and away we…

Friday Fitness Overview- Jan. 4


This was a bad week. A bad, bad week. As soon as Christmas was over I panicked and went into straight wedding mode and I have been skipping workouts to shop, design programs, cute and paste wine labels, etc.  I’m going to call this week my mulligan but I need to step it up! Friday– Nothing Saturday– 1 hour hike (300 cal)…

Hiking Badger Mountain in the Snow


I was beyond antsy by Saturday afternoon. I went to my mum’s in Richland, Washington for the holidays and after three days of pigging out and  exercise I was too antsy to sit still another second. So my little brother Ben and I bundled up and hit Badger Mountain (elevation 1579 ft). I always laughed at this supposed “mountain” as it is really…

Snow Shoeing in Waterton December 2012


I had a half day from work on Friday so of course I made plans to get outside and to the mountains for snow shoeing. I had originally planned to go up to Bertha Falls but when I pulled in there was so little snow that I opted to go on the tried and true trail to Cameron Lake. I…

Enjoying Winter- Sledding


I am a snow gal. I don’t know if it’s because I was born and raised in Fort McMurray or that I was born in December or that my dad was a dog sledder so snow runs in my veins. I am one of the few people who cheer when a snow storm is in the forecast. This weekend I made the most of…

How to Live an Adventurous Life (When You Aren’t Rich)


I had the greatest compliment ever about a month back. A friend was telling me how at a party of mutual acquaintances people started talking about me and how I “actually do stuff.” Since being told that I have thought a lot about it because in my mind I don’t do enough. I have never travelled outside North America,  I haven’t…

Winter is Coming!


I am a weirdo in my circles because I love snow! I don’t know if it’s because I was born and raised in Northern Alberta or if it’s because I longed for snow when I was in rainy Seattle, but I love it. This weekend was a great snow weekend. I went to Waterton and met with my decorators at…

That Time I Was on A Reality TV Show (3/3)


Adam woke me up at 6 a.m. for an early morning paddle. He wanted me to watch the sunrise from the water and he said that is when he likes to do his training. So groggy and tired from paddling the day before I got up and Helen and I joined Adam on the water. It was so worth the…