The hike up to Rummel Lake in Kananaskis may just be the most beautiful hike that you’ve never heard of! The terrain and features of the lake itself are very similar to Chester Lake (a few km down the highway), but the actual hike up to the lake is much much nicer than the hike to Chester.
Hiking the Braggin Rights TrailMothers day hike along the Braggin Rights trail in West Bragg Creek. It was a beautiful day but we were quite surprised by how much snow was still on the trail. It was pretty wet and tough slogging in some places, but we managed to do the 9.3 km loop in about 3 hours. We only had one "incident" on the trail when Andrew got whacked in the head by a sharp piece of my camera equipment. We had to scramble to find some kleenex to clean it up and then he walked with an ice pack … Continue Reading ››
Scenery, Animals, and Wild StrawberriesWe went out to the mountains for some "mountain therapy" (hiking at Chester Lake in Kananaskis). It rained most of the trip which made some of the familiy members a little less happy about the therapy they were getting than others, but it was still a beautiful trip and we got to enjoy some amazing vistas, plenty of animals, and a feast of wild strawberries on the trail. The highlight of the trip definitely was seeing a large bear eating berries on the side of the road. The bear was completely oblivious to the world around it and … Continue Reading ››
We went for a winter hike along the Heart Creek Trail near Canmore with some friends. It was a pretty winter day and the hike was great. The hike is not long and we easily made it to the end of the trail at the top of the valley. Although there is a waterfall at the top, it is not accessible and we couldn't see it. It seems like it might be possible to get to it later in the winter if the whole creek freezes. We might have to go back after a major cold snap to have a better look...
The forecast was for rain all day at home, so we checked the weather in the mountains and found out that it was going to be somewhat nicer even as close as Canmore, so we all piled into the van and headed out. We went to Canmore and did the Grassi Lakes hike, which is very easy. It was beautiful and it was a great start to our summer hiking season!