Anderson Peak and Lost Mountain

August 6, 2022. Visiting a pair of summits near Waterton’s Red Rock Canyon. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 18.2 km round trip Total Ascent: 1325 m Elevation of Objective: 2692 m (Anderson Peak), 2513 m (Lost Mountain) Total Time: 7h 16m Safety and […]

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Laughing Falls

August 1, 2022. Fun family hiking along the Yoho River. Region: Yoho National Park. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Stoney, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 11.4 km round-trip Total Ascent: Approximately 200 m Total Time: 3h 20m Safety and Disclaimer The family and I paid another visit to Takakkaw Falls this summer. Last time we […]

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Hawkins Horseshoe Part 1: Aahkoinimaiistak (Mount Blakiston)

July 24, 2022. An amazing high level ridge walk, starting off with a visit to Waterton’s tallest summit. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional Territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Ktunaxa First Nations. Distance: 24 km loop Total Ascent: 2200 m Elevation of Objective: 2910 m (Aahkoinimaiisták/Blakiston), 2607 m ( Mount Hawkins), 2728 m […]

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Mount Fisher

June 30, 2022. Scrambling to the summit of an iconic peak in Southeast British Columbia. Region: Fort Steele, British Columbia. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa First Nation. Distance: 9 km round-trip Elevation Gain: 1345 m Elevation of Objective: 2843 m Total Time: 9h 30m Safety and Disclaimer Mount Fisher is a striking peak in Southeast […]

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Mount Proctor

June 29, 2022. A race against inclement weather to the top of one of Fernie’s best known mountains. Region: Fernie, British Columbia. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa First Nation Distance: 19.7 km loop Elevation Gain: 1401 m Elevation of Objective: 2391 m Total Time: 7h 6m Safety and Disclaimer For my first hike in the […]

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Sofa Moutain (Northeast Ridge)

June 25, 2022. Fun scrambling and a ridge walk with unique views of Waterton and Glacier National Parks. Region: Waterton Lakes National Park. Traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Ktunaxa First Nations Distance: 14.3 km round-trip Total Ascent: 1036 m Elevation of Objective: 2515 m Total Time: 6h 54m Safety and Disclaimer Sofa […]

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Miner’s Path

June 14, 2021. A pleasant walk leading to a small waterfall. Perfect for kids on a hot day. Region: Crowsnest Pass. Traditional territory of the Ktunaxa, Tsuu T’ina, and Blackfoot First Nations Distance: 2 km round-trip Total Ascent: 50 m Safety and Disclaimer There seems to be decent information out there about which hikes to […]

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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 Safety and Disclaimer There are 3 cirques clustered […]

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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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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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