Tent Ridge – Second Attempt

After lightning, thunder, rain and hail chased us off the trail on Friday, we decided to make a second attempt on Monday (weather permitting). So, when the¬†7 am weather forecast looked decent, we packed our lunch, loaded up the day packs and headed for the heart of Kananaskis country. Arriving at the trailhead within a…

Tent Ridge – Abandonned Mid-Hike

We headed to K-country again Friday (06 Aug 2010), with plans to hike Tent Ridge for the first time. We freely admit we were¬†influenced by Kathy & Craig Copeland’s very favourable review of this hike, published in the Calgary Herald about a week ago. Throw in the fact that there’s a newly published geocache in…

Guinn’s Pass

A little after 8 o’clock this past Friday morning, we headed west towards Kananaskis Country for our second hike of the year. After considerable debate around the supper table the night before, we decided to make a second attempt at Guinn’s Pass. Our first attempt, exactly one year + one day ago, was aborted on…

First Hike of 2010 – Arethusa Cirque

It’s hard to accept that it was July 22 before we finally made it out for our first hike of the 2010 season. It’s easy to make excuses: bad back, lousy weather, other commitments, holidays. But the reality is that when we took that first breath of clean mountain air, we realized how much we…

Grizzly Ridge Hike (Sept 28)

Monday morning, with the kids heading off to school, we headed out to the Highwood Pass day use area to hike up to Grizzly Ridge in search of GC1VEY8 – Just East of the Continental Divide, published back on September 5, with the First to Find honours still up for grabs. We were in the…