The Orphan

The Orphan: 7.88 km (round-trip) 4h 09 m (no breaks included) 797m elevation gain Creek bed approach, short scramble to peak; Moderate exposure at summit On my following weekend off, I met up with Emmanuelle, a friend from a previous training session who seemed as into the outdoors as I was. She also had her […]

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Johnston Canyon

Johnston Canyon: 1.2 km, 30m elevation gain to Lower Falls (from trailhead) 2.4km, 90m elevation gain to Upper Falls (from trailhead) Boardwalk through canyon, some uneven ground and stairs but very family-friendly Johnston Canyon is the main staple on the Bow Valley Parkway, Highway 1A where we send visitors looking for wildlife, for a unique […]

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Sulphur Mountain

Sulphur Mountain: 5.5 km to summit 650m elevation gain Moderate hike with steep switchbacks Many facilities available at summit: cafeteria, bathrooms, observation deck, interpretive centre, theatre Gondola free to ride down in wintertime; in the summer is half-price during the day and free before 10:00am or after 7:00pm (but within operating hours) Amidst a week […]

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Two weeks after starting my new job, I hoped on a plane headed for Ottawa. I’ve taken a lot of fights in the last several months, but this is truly the last adventure for a good, long while. I was headed back to Ontario to take part in Bianca and Alex’s wedding; I was finally […]

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Back to Canada. Back to Banff.

Hello readers! Surprised I’m still writing? I’m not. I’ve spent the last several weeks trying to find an alternative to using WordPress because this platform frustrates me for many different reasons. I wanted to leave it and never come back, but unfortunately for me, there just isn’t as anything as easy to set up, free […]

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