Emerald Lake

July 21, 2021. A family-friendly walk around a gem-blue lake in Yoho National Park. Region: Yoho National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 5.4 km loop Total Ascent: Minimal Emerald Lake is a great destination for anyone looking for an easy walk around a lake in beautiful mountain scenery. It […]

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Mount Edith

July 20, 2021. An excellent day of scrambling, tagging the 3 summits of Mount Edith. Region: Banff National Park. Traditional territory of the Tsuu T’ina, Stoney, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 15 km Total Ascent: 1350 m Elevation of Objective: 2554 m Total Time: 10h 30m Notes: My GPS went haywire where we lost […]

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Arethusa Cirque

July 19, 2021. A hike with kids to a picturesque cirque near the Highwood Pass. Region: Kananaskis Country. Traditional territory of the Tsuu T’ina, Stoney Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 4.9 km loop Elevation Gain: 270 m Elevation of Objective: 2427 m Total Time: 2h 31m There are 3 cirques clustered around the Highwood […]

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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 I tried scrambling to the summit of Bertha Peak 4 years […]

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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 I decided to visit Middlepass Lakes and […]

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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 the 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 For my first trip to Sentry Mountain, I decided to use the eastern slopes […]

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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 There are 3 published routes that I’m aware of to the […]

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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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