I'm sad to say I haven't gotten to observe spring in the Rockies, this year. A physically demanding garden centre job put hiking on hold for now, but I did manage to find images from previous years' hikes to remind me of how beautiful and exciting it can be to come across the tiniest hints... Continue Reading →
Bushwhacking requires good route-finding skills, research, and preparedness. James Walker Creek is one of my favourite bushwhacks in Kananaskis.
I always enjoy looking at wildflowers as I hike, but one of my summer favorites is Paintbrush. Here in Alberta the most common variety is the Castilleja miniata (common red paintbrush), but we also see variants running through a range of colours, from pale yellow to orange, into a variety of pinks. They can be... Continue Reading →