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Fall Colours: Pocaterra Cirque Hike in Kananaskis

On September 18, 2022, my partner and I took our dog out to the mountains to hike. We decided on Pocaterra Cirque because I love the area (see my post on Pocaterra Ridge as to why), and it seemed less busy than Ptarmigan Cirque, another popular fall hike. We made an error in planning, not…

Mount Romulus Backcountry Camping

If you have ever wanted to start backcountry camping, Mount Romulus is a great campsite to start at. The campsite itself has all the amenities offered in backcountry sites including picnic tables, bear lockers, prepared firewood and even toilets stocked with toilet paper (a rarity in the backcountry, you usually need to bring your own).…

Hiking around the Exclusive Lake O’Hara

Lake O’Hara has become an exclusive backcountry area as Parks Canada limits the number of visitors each day in order to protect the fragile ecosystem. We were lucky to get a reservation on the bus (through a lottery system), and were able to visit the stunning lakes in the area on August 2, 2022. It…

Bow Glacier Falls in Banff National Park

On July 16, 2022, I hiked in a trio up to Bow Glacier Falls from Bow Lake. This hike is approximately 9 km with 298 metres of elevation and took us a leisurely 4 hours. I would rate the hike as an easy moderate hike due to the length and the one steep section. This…

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