Category archives: camping

  • Kananaskis

  • So....after looking forward to this week in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park all summer, and booking our sites as soon as the system allowed, Mother nature screwed us. The weather was pretty bad, but I like to think we made the best of it. Between drizzly hikes, and playing football during the rain br [...]
  • Writing-on-Stone

  • My brother and his family have been visiting from Grande Prairie for the last few weeks. We don't get to see them  often enough, and it was so great to have them here. We went camping in the hoo-doos for a few days, and the kids were in heaven. ^^Nacho Face^^ [...]
  • Lady Camp Photo Shoot

  • So, as we were packing up after an afternoon of playing by the water at lady camp, the kids started playing in the daisies, and the light was awesome, and it turned into a little mini photo shoot. ^^My favorite picture^^ ^^As it turns out, it's way easier to take pi [...]
  • Lady Camp 2015

  • We recently had our third annual lady camp with the Ormston girls. We left bookings a little late this year, so ended up out at Beauvais Lake. The campground is nice, but there's not a lot for the kids to do, so I don't think we could have stayed longer than a couple nights.  Jack never really reali [...]
  • Canyon Campground

  • We had made some plans with some friends from Calgary a while back to go camping last weekend. Unfortunately, we neglected to book anything, which in Alberta often means you're out of luck. That left us with first come, first serve only, which is always a gamble, especially when we were pretty set o [...]
  • Echo Lake

  • Last week, a friend and I took our kids down to her family's cabin on Echo Lake. We had gorgeous weather, and the kids loved the lake, the woods and the friends. ^^Sunscreen Hair^^ ^^She loved the beach^^ ^^Harper was ok with the sand, but not a fan of the cold water^^ ^^Jack's dream [...]
  • Bear Creek

  • It was beautiful on the way home, and we had some time before the border closed so we decided to stop and have a picnic at Bear Creek. ^^Our chef extraordinaire^^ ^^The ants and local critters also got a picnic^^ ^^We cannot convince this fare little ginger to keep her hat on^^ [...]
  • Hiking: Avalanche Lake

  • Avalanche Lake, 7.2km(4.5mi) roundrip, 730ft elevation gain. Avalanche Lake is one of my very favourite hikes. The scenery is so lush and green compared to most of the rocky stuff we typically see. Plus the reward to effort ratio is pretty good.  ^^We decided this trip that if we were going to [...]
  • 2015 camping maiden voyage

  • We ripped down to Kalispell last weekend for a quick camping trip. We were prepared for some crappy weather, but fortunately other than rain overnight and a 10 minute micro burst at the bottom of the trail on Saturday it was beautiful! ^^Hanging out with Grandpa in the hammock^^ ^^Starfish b [...]
  • Ptarmigan Falls

  • The weather was much more cooperative this last weekend, so we made another try at Many Glacier. We did Ptarmigan falls, 5mi (8km) round trip with 768ft elevation gain. Jack as usual did awesome, but Harper was the surprise of the day. We thought for sure we'd have to carry her, but other than about [...]
  • 2015 Season Opener

  • So, in typical Alberta fashion, the weather may long weekend sucked. I was pretty determined to get a hike in though, and felt I might as well drag a bunch of people out into the mountains in the rain with me. I must have gotten it from my mom. Almost ever year, we start the summer out by hiking Vi [...]