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Hiking the Bow Valley – Ha Ling

Compared to the old Ha Ling Trail, the upgraded and realigned route is significantly improved. But it's still challenging - short and steep. If you opt to give this one a try, I strongly recommend hiking/urban poles. There's not water, so be sure to pack lots. And it's pretty exposed up top, so pack one more layer than you think you'll need!

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Snow Season Walks in Canmore

Winter, like any other time of year, is a great season for being out and about in Canmore. The amazing mountain scenery enhances any outdoor activity, whether pond skating, cross-country skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing or simply (Nordic) walking. Heading out on familiar trails, time after time, could be boring. But by choosing to observe the changing of seasons and search out previously unnoticed details, it's possible to enjoy the same trails season after season, and year after year…

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Photographer’s Choice (October 2017)

Autumn is our favourite season, and it comes early to this part of the world. Peak colour usually happens in September. But in October, later sunrises and earlier sunsets make it easy to get out at just the right time to enhance lingering fall colours with golden hour light. Since Canadian Thanksgiving falls on the second Monday in October, "Thanksgiving" was the obvious connecting theme for these photographs, all made over the Thanksgiving long weekend spent in Canmore.

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Thanks (November 2016)

Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, but there's a lot to be thankful for this month, too! Getting out and about to enjoy nature is a sure way to spark appreciation. Also this month, I was grateful to receive a ton of support from friends and family following knee surgery to replace my ACL. It's a long road to full recovery and your good wishes and messages of support mean a lot!

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Photo Blogging Challenge – Rule of Thirds (August 2015)

Instead of the usual subject-oriented theme, this month our organizer challenged us to compose five images keeping the Rule of Thirds in mind. I've been concentrating on leading lines and clean edges in my photographs lately, so this was a good reminder to keep all the "rules" of composition in mind when composing shots. I …

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