Sounds ideal, no? Spending time outside, reading, and playing in the kitchen. … More Banff Recovery: Hike Read Pastry Repeat
Since we’d be in Banff for the Banff Film Fest closing awards anyway D and I decided to do a local peak and just see how far we’d get in the amount of time we had. We were thinking it’d be a chilly cloudy day, and it certainly started that way, but ended up quite … More 20161106: Looking down on Banff from Mt. Norquay
Here comes shoulder season in our Rockies! It’s the quiet transition between summer and winter tourist seasons. When the sun’s out, making fresh snow sparkle, it’s spectacular. Friday: After work D and I treated ourselves to the lobster and steak buffet at Stoney Nakoda casino. Prime Rib! Seafood galore! Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding? Delicious. And … More 20161028: Tourist Weekend in Banff: film, food, snow!
The so-called Triple Crown of Waterton Lakes National Park is “awarded” upon the completion of three premier trails in the area: Carthew-Alderson, Crypt, and Akamina. A friend organized a bunch of us on an incredible relaxed trail running long weekend with great company. These are the moments we live for. Day 1: Carthew-Alderson, 18km A civilized … More 20160730-0801: Waterton Triple Crown
We rode towards the hotel that looked like a castle. The thin air felt like it was strangling me. My heart was beating out of my chest, and every big gasp of air sent only a trickle of oxygen to my lungs. I kicked my pedal and rode over a small dirt mount, diving into … More 20160617-18: Pedal Spray Lakes West
Bourgeau Lake is a popular hike, understandably so. It’s close to the town of Banff. The trail’s wide and packed and non-technical. There’s impressive waterfalls, views across the valley of the dramatic Sawback Range, colourful alpine flowers, and the reward of the blue-green gem of a lake set into the glacially-carved amphitheatre. It’s so popular … More 20160612: The full Bourgeau in summer snow
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 … More 20160416: Sofa Mountain (Waterton)