High-Rockies-Trail

Cycling the High Rockies Trail (Driftwood to Buller Creek)

Construction of the High Rockies Trail is slated for completion prior to Canada’s 150th celebration in 2017. Trail runners, hikers and mountain bikers are already exploring the completed section running from Goat Creek to Buller Creek in the Spray Valley. We rode from Driftwood Day Use Area to Buller Creek and rate the High Rockies Trail two thumbs up. With multiple access points, some great views and lots of ups and downs, this trail is sure to be popular with locals and visitors alike. We’ll definitely ride it again (and again).

Legacy-Trail

Cycling from Three Sisters to Cascade Ponds

Constructed to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Banff National Park, the Banff Legacy Trail comprises a significant part of any bike ride between Three Sisters in Canmore and Cascade Ponds just outside of Banff. The ride west has a slight incline and is often against the wind. The ride east is a little easier. But be sure to check the weather forecast before heading out. Getting caught in a thunderstorm while riding a bike is not a great situation!

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.

Baseball-Term

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…

Griffith-Woods

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…