Ruby Ridge

October 19, 2021. Straightforward scrambling to magnificent views of Waterton’s two tallest mountains. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Ktunaxa, and Tsuu T’ina First Nations Distance: 10.5 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1168 m* Elevation of Objective: 2438 m Total Time: 5h 0m Safety and Disclaimer *The net elevation change is only […]

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Barnaby Ridge

September 24, 2021. A spectacular autumn scramble and ridge walk in the Castle Wilderness. Region: Castle Wilderness. Traditional territory of Tsuu T’ina, Ktunaxa, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 19.9 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1712 m (there is substantial gain/loss/gain of altitude along the ridge, which is then repeated on the return trip) Elevation of Objective: […]

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Mount Rowe (via Northeast Ridge)

August 7, 2021. A relatively quick scramble to a summit overlooking the beautiful Rowe Lakes. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktnuaxa, Tsuu T’ina and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 16 km round-trip Total Ascent: 918 m Elevation of Objective: 2466 m Total Time: 5h 6m Safety and Disclaimer As the smoky summer […]

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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 Safety and Disclaimer Emerald Lake is a great destination for anyone looking for an easy walk around a lake in beautiful […]

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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 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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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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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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Bear’s Hump

April 4, 2021. Waterton’s best short hike. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 1.4 km one-way Total Ascent: 230 m Elevation of Objective: 1540 m Time: 30-45 minute ascent (depending on how much boulder climbing you/your kids stop to do) Safety and Disclaimer Bear’s […]

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Crowsnest Ridge

March 13, 2021. A snowshoe trip to the top of a low ridge on the Continental Divide. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional Territory of the Ktunaxa and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 9.9 km round-trip to both the main and secondary summit Total Ascent: 594 m Elevation of Objective: 1893 m Total Time: 3h 46m (includes a […]

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