This episode overviews the 26.7km there and back trail to the Bryant Creek Shelter in Banff National Park. This trail, commonly used by hikers in the summer and back country skiers in the winter, is a gateway to Mount Assiniboine. Today joined by Jackie Allen, Kate and Jackie talk about their 1-night cross country ski trip to the shelter for the night.
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Have you ever been to the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area?
This gem is located just west of the Calgary city limit's and offer's 20km of hiking trails with interpretive signs, education programs, and is first and foremost a protected habitat for native wildlife.
In this Episode Kate speaks with CEO Greg Shyba, and Education Coordinator Maureen Luchsinger about the conservations area, discussing how it came to be, and what it has to offer now!
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Want to do a stunning overnight hike, without too much planning? That's what the hike to Aylmer Junction Campground, and ten to Aylmer lookout was like! The 8km moderate hike into the campground runs along beautiful Minnewanka Lake in Banff National Park! Once there you have the option of hiking the more difficult trail up to Aylmer Lookout for another 8km return. For details, have a listen!
Northover ridge is a 33.7km trail located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. This difficult hike/ easy scramble is a gorgeous loop that can be done in 1 - 3 days. In this podcast, Kate describes her experience with the trail as a 3 day trip, staying at both Aster and Three Isle Lake backcountry campgrounds.
In this episode Kate, along with her friend Laurence, discuss hiking to Smutwood Peak in Kananaskis Alberta. The trail to Smutwood Peak is 19km, with 950m of elevation gain, and is rated as an easy scramble with incredible views!
Its all about that whitewater!
In this episode Kate meets with Kelsey Baldwin, one of the volunteer organizers of Kanfest, the Kananaskis Whitewater festival. Kanfest, which will be held this year at Canoe Meadows August 10 - 12 2018 is a weekend to celebrate whitewater kayaking. It also just so happens to be the 25th anniversary of the festival!
Kanfest is a festival for all people, of all kayaking abilities, and above all, is just plain fun!