A collection of great hikes for people who believe collecting memories is better than collecting things.
Cracker Lake, Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
These links will provide easy and quick access to a series of hiking summaries for beginners and more advanced hikers in several areas of Western Canada and the United States.
Click on the red links below for links to find extraordinary hikes.
This link leads to a collection of easy hikes which will introduce new hikers or new arrivals in the Calgary area to several spectacular hiking regions in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.
Scenic view from the bridge at Many Springs in Bow Valley Park, Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
This link leads to a collection of ten easy and scenic hikes for beginners near Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Hoodoos at Writing on Stone Provincial Park near Milk River, Alberta, Canada
Classic snowshoeing experiences near Calgary, Alberta, Canada. These winter hikes on snowshoes are for beginners and for people with a bit of experience.
Scenic view at day end from the bottom of Smith-Dorrien Trail
Ten excellent snowshoeing experiences in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada.
Snowshoeing into winter scenery in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
Ten easily accessible and rewarding hikes along Kananaskis Trail west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Upper Kananaskis Lake in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
These links feature hikes in the Elbow Valley region of Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Entrance to the Ice Caves in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
Another selection of great hikes worthy of consideration along Kananaskis Trail (Hwy 40) in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada.
View from the Mushroom Garden on Mount Allan in Kananaskis Country, Alberta, Canada
Spectacular hikes along the Smith-Dorrien Trail (Hwy 732) south from Canmore in Kananaskis Country west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Spray Lake from Read's Ridge along Smith-Dorrien Trail in Kananaskis Country
Choosing a dozen great day hikes from hundreds of possibilities in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada is somewhat akin to choosing which fish in the barrel one would prefer to shoot.
These outstanding hikes will lead to many more.
Trail view on the hike to Helen Lake along the Icefields Parkway in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Ten spectacular hikes in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada. This is the world's first International Peace Park at the Crown of the Continent and shares a border with Glacier National Park in Montana, USA.
Waterfall along the Carthew Alderson Trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
There are outstanding hiking trails to unique and historical locations in the historic Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada.
Historic hiking at Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta, Canada
Yoho National Park in British Columbia is a small park by area but it is huge and spectacular in the amount of natural treasure it contains for every level of hiking experience.
This post contains just a few of the amazing hikes at Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada.
Hoodoos along Hoodoo Creek in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Major hiking opportunities in the relatively unspoiled Bighorn Backcountry between Nordegg and Banff National Park at Saskatchewan Crossing in Alberta, Canada.
Crescent Falls in Bighorn Backcountry, David Thompson Country, Alberta, Canada
Glacier National Park at Rogers Pass in British Columbia, Canada features rugged and spectacular trails to phenomenal and unique natural wonders.
Glacier National Park in Canada compares to the more civilized Many Glacier area of its American counterpart.
Canada's Glacier National Park is at Rogers Pass wedged between Golden and Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. Naturally incredible!
View of the Illecillewaet Icefield from Abbott Ridge in Glacier National Park at Rogers Pass in British Columbia, Canada
A collection of ten spectacular hikes in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA.
There are many awesome hiking opportunities within Glacier National Park within a wide and impressive differential of terrain.
Hikes near Logan Pass and in the Many Glacier area will appeal to hikers seeking the most spectacular scenery.
Cracker Lake beneath Siyeh Wall in Many Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
These ten hikes are extraordinary experiences in unique places for those who seek indelible memories and believe lifespan is better spent collecting memories than things.
Imperial Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
These hiking opportunities offer memorable experiences over a broad range of hiking terrain in Western Canada and the United States.
Upper Antelope Slot Canyon near Page, Arizona, USA
There are hikes for beginners near Calgary to get started and subsequent opportunities to gain experience and skill set.
There are groups of hikes in specific areas including several nearby National Parks.
These hikes will lead to the discovery of many more.
Within the blog there are a series of informational posts which may help beginners to carry appropriate supplies and supporting documentation. Accumulation of hiking gear can occur over time as required.
Click on this link to find helpful information for beginners.
The wilderness has always been a quiet place for personal reflection and for planning a better future. Hiking experiences have the potential to provide personal enlightenment and transcendental growth. The effort delivers fantastic vistas as progressively increasing skill-sets allow the opportunity to push beyond to new thresholds of adventure, discovery, personal satisfaction and achievement.
The bond with nature has great potential to bring peace over time. The wilderness has the ability to make big problems appear less important and easier to solve. The occasional character builder will broaden the depths of tolerance and strengthen resolve. All the senses employ. The quiet is deafening.
Happy trails. Stay safe. Carry a guide and map. Ask Park Rangers for advice. Be certain to let someone know where you are and when you will be back. Thanks for taking the time.