Wind-Ridge

Hiking the Bow Valley – Wind Ridge

Wind Ridge is a moderately challenging half-day hike just a few minutes east of Canmore in the Bow Valley. There’s minimal noise from the TransCanada highway, a good variety of wildflowers and some fantastic views from the ridgeline – including the less familiar “back side” of the Three Sisters. Return distance = 13.6 km (8.5 miles) with total elevation gain of 945 meters (3100 ft). There is one short rock band to navigate.

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Baseball (June 2016)

In the history of PJ’s photo blogging challenge, this is the first month participants have faced the added challenge of a repeat theme. As I explained the first time around, baseball isn’t really my thing. I don’t play it, our kids don’t play it and I don’t watch it. First at bat I opted to…

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Cycling in Griffith Woods

Our bike rides have multiple purposes: exercise, photography, active transportation and/or geocaching. With my last ride in Griffith Woods centered on exercise and photography, I decided to plan a ride based on geocaching. Planning For advance planning, the official geocaching website is a great resource. Search for the general area you’ll be visiting, open any…

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Cycling the Elbow River Pathway

Highlights along the Elbow River Pathway from its north end in Inglewood to North Glenmore Park include Jeff de Boer’s “Rainbow Trout” sculpture, riding through ENMAX Park and several stretches where it’s hard to remember you’re in the middle of Calgary. But pathway signage is a little scarce and route-finding a bit challenging for first-time riders.

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Cycling in Fish Creek Park

We don’t visit Fish Creek Provincial Park nearly as often as we did when our boys were relatively new to cycling. Highlights from our 30+ km (20+ mi) ride on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in early June reminded us that it’s always worth the effort to visit Canada’s largest urban park: lots of birdsong, an abundance of trails to choose from, some lovely wetlands, and points of geological interest are just some of the reasons so many people visit Fish Creek Park each year.