We made our way out to Castle Mountain ski resort for a day of boarding for the kids. They headed off so Vince and I wandered around planning on getting our stuff for snowshoeing. As we were wandering around we … Continue reading Fat biking
It started out as a surprise outting, as I had not planned or looked up anything about the tour I had no idea what to expect. We arrived at the pick up location in Canmore. They got us to sign … Continue reading Dog Sledding. What is it all about?
1. Snowshoeing- it’s easy. You can rent, borrow or buy snowshoes. Then all you have to do is find a trail. If your in the mountains always follow posted signage about snowshoeing trails vs cross country skiing, and avalanche warnings … Continue reading My top 10 must do Winter things in Waterton.
I used to think I had to buy everything brand new from a store. Thrift stores had funny smells, they were over whelming with things and I just could not get the idea out of my head that they were … Continue reading Outdoor thrifty
For many of my adult years I hated going outside, I was more comfortable being active inside without weather changes, bugs and mud. One spring I had this urge to go to Waterton, we hiked up Bears hump. Standing in … Continue reading Taking the first step is the hardest.
I was aching for the mountains and my very intuitive boy could tell. He wanted to try snowshoeing, something Vince and I have purposely been keeping as our adult thing to do but I felt that if he wanted to we should go. Things boy learned: 1. Stay off the cross country ski paths. This is important since we share our routes with skiers and want to be considerate. 2. If you take off your snowshoes you will immediately sink deep into the soft snow. 3. It’s harder then it looks, but it’s worth it! 4. Backing up with snowshoes … Continue reading Snowshoeing 101 with my boy.
As we are approaching the 15 year mark of being married, I have been reflecting on the things I love. We are not the mushy type, but I know he has my back. He truly is my best friend. I … Continue reading You Keep Me Wild
Our 2016 hunting seasons is over. The last few Christmas seasons have started off with a Sunday morning Christmas hunt throughout Southern Alberta’s Rockies. This year we took our time and went to a spot that was new to us. … Continue reading Christmas tree hunting
The Prince of Whales is a focal place in Waterton. Everyone that comes to the park takes pictures, lumbers through the lobby of the hotel and stands in the wind looking over the Waterton townsite and into the USA. Even … Continue reading Prince of Whales Hotel view point.
We decided we really needed to check out one of our favorite falls. It’s what I think of as the Forgotten falls since I don’t know the actual name. Last winter was the first time we stopped to venture out … Continue reading The Forgotten Falls (or not so forgotten if you are an ice climber)