Tag: Hike

Memorial Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Memorial Lakes {Kananaskis Country}

Memorial Lakes Distance – 17.5 km roundtrip Elevation – 816 meters Type of Hike – Out and back Difficulty – Moderate to the first lake, hard to the second and third lakes Trailhead – Ribbon Creek day-use area Logistics – be prepared for some steep, 

Plain of the Six Glaciers {Banff National Park}

Plain of the Six Glaciers {Banff National Park}

Plain of the Six Glaciers Distance – 10.6 km roundtrip to the teahouse / 13.6 km roundtrip to the Abbot Pass viewpoint Elevation – 365 meters / 415 meters to Abbot Pass viewpoint Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead – Lake Louise shore Logistics – Arrive early 

Tombstone Lakes {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Tombstone Lakes {Peter Lougheed Provincial Park}

Tombstone Lakes Distance – Approximately 21 kilometres roundtrip Elevation – 880 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead – Elbow Lake parking lot Logistics – Pack a bathing suit if the day is hot! Sometimes you find a hike where the journey is as good as, if 

Porcupine Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Porcupine Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Porcupine Ridge Distance – 8.00 km roundtrip Elevation – 700 meters Difficulty – Hard Trailhead – Porcupine Ridge Trailhead Logistics – Finding the correct trail to the start of the ridge Every spring, I am chomping at the bit to start hiking. April comes, the 

Cable Bay {Joan Point Park]

Cable Bay {Joan Point Park]

Cable Bay Hike Distance – 6.50 km roundtrip Elevation – 84 meters Difficulty – Easy Trailhead – Cable Bay Trailhead Parking Lot Logistics – None In the fall, we had a somewhat last-minute trip to Vancouver Island when COVID made our plan to go to 

Iceline {Yoho National Park}

Iceline {Yoho National Park}

Iceline Distance – 20.8 km (more like 22 km) Elevation – 710 meters Difficulty – Hard Trailhead – Whiskey Jack Hostel Logistics – Loop hike Every summer, I find myself making a million and twelve weekend adventure plans and doing my best to make all 

Cathedral Cove {Coromandel Peninsula}

Cathedral Cove {Coromandel Peninsula}

Cathedral Cove Distance –  3.2 km roundtrip from the start of the trail, 7.2 km roundtrip from the visitor parking in Hahei Elevation – 41 meters from the trailhead / 107 meters from the visitor parking Difficulty – Easy Trailhead – End of Grange Road 

Tongariro Alpine Crossing {Tongariro National Park}

Tongariro Alpine Crossing {Tongariro National Park}

Tongariro Alpine Crossing Distance – 19.4 km Elevation – 1190 meters Difficulty – Medium Logistics – Shuttle Required Trailhead Location -Mangatepopo Car Park Tongariro Alpine Crossing is touted as the best day hike in New Zealand. Whenever I read these sorts of things, my skepticism 

Mars Valley / Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama}

Mars Valley / Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama}

Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama} Distance – 3 km and up – as little or as much as you want to make it! Elevation – minimal Difficulty – Easy Trailhead Location – Valle de la Marte ticket office Mars Valley or otherwise 

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park} Distance – 58.5 km (Sunshine via Citadel Pass – Magog Campground – Mount Shark via Wonder Pass) Elevation – 899 gain / 1098 loss (Sunshine via Citadel Pass) 597 gain / 1046 loss (Shark via Wonder Pass) Difficulty –