Hiking Kananaskis Country – Pocaterra Ridge

On September 9, @Albertaparks tweeted that Highway 40 was open at the winter gates, allowing access to the summit of Highwood Pass. Normally, these gates are open from June 15 to November 30 each year. Alberta Parks, highway crews and volunteers have been working hard to re-open all of Highway 40 and Kananaskis Country since…

Lunch time at Arethusa Cirque

Hiking Kananaskis Country – Arethusa Cirque

Today we invited another family to join us on one of our all-time favourite hikes. We’ve done this hike pretty much every year for the past 8 years, ever since we started hiking when our youngest son was 3 1/2 years old. Arethusa Cirque is not an “official” hike; the trail is not maintained, there…

Hiking Kananaskis Country – Grizzly Col

One of our favourite hiking destinations is the Highwood Pass area in Kananaskis Country. Located in the heart of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, one of the jewels of the approximately 4,200 square km that make up Kananaskis Country, Highwood pass is the highest paved road in Canada, topping out at 2230 m. It’s closed from…

Fullerton Loop Hike, West Bragg Creek

We didn’t get much hiking in this year: cold, wet weather in the late spring combined with back problems for Mr. GeoK and achilles tendonitis for Mrs. GeoK meant we enjoyed less than a handful of hikes over the 2010 season. So when the grade 6 Outdoor Education students put out a call for parent…