Tag Archives : outdoors

The Healthy Student- Study Walk


This fall has been so incredibly warm and beautiful and so when I had my first midterm looming, the last thing I wanted to do was hole up in the library or Starbucks. I had a great idea on how to get outside, get in a little exercise and cram for my Sports Psychology exam. Off I went with my…

A Smoky Day in Waterton


I have been a little MIA these past few weeks and that was a combination of me being sulky over my injury and having family visiting. Last Monday, we headed off to Waterton for some mountain fun, though it wasn't quite what we expected. We woke up to an extremely smoky Magrath due to the fires in eastern Washington. I figured…

Icebreaker Heritage Collection Contest


One of the things I love most about my blogging journey has been the opportunity to learn about all these different brands that I hadn't known about before. I was contacted by Icebreaker asking if I could spread the word about their Heritage T-Shirt Contest and to try out a product. About  Icebreaker is a 20-year-old New Zealand brand that…

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…

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…

Winter Hike Up Bears Hump


This past weekend I was finally able to drag Ryan on a hike! Its funny how I couldn’t get him to come all summer when the weather was nice but in -6C and snow he was willing.  I think he just felt obligated to go because I bought him  a new winter coat and boots JUST for winter adventures. Driving into…

Apollo’s First Hike, Wishbone Trail


Yesterday I took Apollo on his first hike in Waterton. Because he is only about 8 weeks old I chose to hike the Wishbone Trail because it’s flat with gorgeous views. To get to Wishbone you have to turn onto Highway 6 before the Park Entrance as if you are going to the Chief Mountain Border Crossing. About 400 metres…

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…

Upper Rowe Lake Hike


My last vacation adventure was a hike to Upper Rowe Lake in Waterton. Ryan was working so I packed up my adventure pal Rocky and we headed out to Waterton. I almost didn’t go because the wind was so bad but I figured in the treeline I would be protected. This hike logged in at 8.18 miles and took 3:23…

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…

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! [caption id="attachment_4152" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Driving through the country with my feet…

Meet My New Adventure Buddy- Rocky Barkboa


I have always wanted a dog but have always been in a rental where it wasn't possible. After we bought our house in August I decided to wait until after the wedding to commit to a puppy. The weekend we returned from Hawaii, I found a little black lab who stole my heart and I brought him home. Rocky and…

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…