20160416: Sofa Mountain (Waterton)

Seven of us got off the couches and onto the Sofa. It's D's birthday and he chose to celebrate it on a Sofa Mountain, so-named by Kootenai Brown in 1865 after its cirque that appears to form the seat of a sofa: "Coming down from the mountain, where we got our first glimpse of the buffalo, we... Continue Reading →


20160115: Winterstruck: 3 days in Jasper and Lake Louise

With no direct way home from work in west-central Alberta, I decided to ride the Thursday night bus into Jasper National Park and make my way home through the mountains. Parks Canada's Jasper in January three-week long winter festival was in session in conjunction with Pyramid Lake Resort's Winterstruck festival and the Lake Louise Ice Magic international ice... Continue Reading →

20140629: Sunshine Meadows (Banff)

Given how early in the season it is I'm surprised at how many people are on the shuttle this morning. (Assiniboine Lodge 29km down the trail only opened their doors for the 2014 season two days ago!) But, sunshine meadows is considered world class hiking, and for good reason. Proximity! 20 minutes drive from Banff.... Continue Reading →

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