Bertha Peak (South Ridge)

June 26, 2021. A straightforward Waterton scramble with great summit views. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 15.5 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1200 m Elevation of Objective: 2450 m Total Time: 7h 15m Safety and Disclaimer I tried scrambling to the summit of Bertha […]

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Rainy Ridge and Middlepass Lakes

June 18, 2021. A bike and hike trip to a true hidden gem of the Southern Rockies. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 23.8 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1300 m Elevation of Objective: 2463 m Total Time: 6h 46m Safety and Disclaimer I decided to visit […]

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Lineham Falls

June 13, 2021. A hike up the valley between Waterton’s two tallest peaks leading to a spectacular waterfall. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 5.1 km one-way (if going beyond the official trail to stand next to the falls) Elevation Gain: 400 m Elevation […]

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Mount Gladstone (via North Castle)

June 11, 2021. A bike & scramble featuring some great views but also some prolonged hiking off-trail in dense forest. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of the Tssu T’ina, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 20.5 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1500 m (the route involves some gain/loss/gain of altitude) Elevation of Objective: 2453 m Time: […]

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Sentry Mountain

June 2, 2021. The easy scrambling route to a popular summit in the Crowsnest Pass. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 11 km Total Ascent: 1155 m Elevation of Objective: 2420 m Time: 4h 43m Safety and Disclaimer For my first trip to Sentry Mountain, I decided to […]

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Mount Crandell (West Ridge)

May 31, 2021. The easy way to the summit of Mount Crandell. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 10.7 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1030 m Elevation of Objective: 2380 m Time: 4h 41m Safety and Disclaimer There are 3 published routes that I’m aware […]

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North Drywood Falls

May 29, 2021. An easy and popular family hike to an attractive waterfall. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional Territory of the Tsuu T’ina, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 4.1 km one-way Total Ascent: 150 m Elevation of Objective: 1690 m Time: 1h 15m one-way Often just referred to as Drywood Falls, this trail is a […]

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Crandell Lake

May 15, 2021. A quick and easy hike with kids to an old favourite in Waterton. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 1.7 km one-way from the Akamina Parkway to the south shore Total Ascent: 90 m Elevation of Objective: 1528 m Time: 35 […]

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Turtle Mountain South Summit

May 14, 2021. An extension beyond the end of the popular Turtle Mountain North Summit trail, scrambling to the south (true) summit. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 1.2 km one-way from the north summit Total Ascent: 200 m (requires some loss and regain […]

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Thunder Mountain

May 6, 2021. An excellent scramble near the northern extent of the Livingstone Range, at the heart of land sacred to the Blackfoot people. Region: Bob Creek Wildland. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 9.8 km round-trip Total Ascent: 987 m Elevation of Objective: 2349 m Total Time: 5h […]

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