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Government Camp Oregon

Government Camp Oregon

By on Aug 26, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

Government camp a bit of interesting history. (Below is what the sign read) In 1849 the US Army Mounted Rifleman traveled West on the Oregon Trail to establish posts along the Route and in The Oregon Territory. During their Journey on the Barlow Road from Tygh Valley, nearly two-thirds of the livestock perished while pulling 45 heavily loaded wagons. The regiment...

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BigHorn Falls in Ya Ha Tinda ranch

BigHorn Falls in Ya Ha Tinda ranch

By on Jul 5, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 2 comments

BigHorn Falls near Bighorn campground Ya Ha Tinda is a real playground for the senses.  We had been to BigHorn Falls several of times in the past, and had always thought the falls were pretty amazing.  A beautiful gorge surrounded by high prairie grasslands and gorgeous mountain views. However, we had only hiked the top path, along the ridge overlooking the falls. ...

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7 Leisurely hikes in Alberta with Waterfalls

By on May 14, 2017 in Our Latest Adventure | 0 comments

Alberta’s Best Canyon Walks with Waterfalls Johnston Canyon- Banff National Park: This beautiful canyon is a must see while visiting the park. The first 1.1 Km of the path ambles along walkways bolted to the canyon walls.  The views of the blue-green river snaking through the gorge are spectacular.  Once you reach the lower falls cross the bridge and enter a natural...

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Kananaskis Ice Cave or Canyon Creek Ice Cave

Kananaskis Ice Cave or Canyon Creek Ice Cave

By on May 13, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

It’s a perfect day for a hike! Once we drive through the silly spring snow in Cochrane, AB and out to Kananaskis Country.  We have always wanted to do this hike, but have been calling it by an incorrect name.  May people confuse the Kananaskis Ice Cave or Canyon Creek Ice Cave hike with the Ing’s Mine hike.  While Ing’s Mine is in the same area,...

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The Didsbury Dugout | Sunnyslopes Dugout

The Didsbury Dugout | Sunnyslopes Dugout

By on May 3, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 2 comments

Didsbury Dugout or Sunnyslopes, AB Sandstone Shelter The meeting of golden wheat fields with crisp cobalt skies suggests that life around here goes on forever.  Looking out toward the flat horizon, you are never really sure if there is any life out there. Only the tilled lines sweeping over the distant hills indicate that you are not alone. This is where I find...

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13 Hiking Trails Near Calgary

13 Hiking Trails Near Calgary

By on May 2, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

We have compiled a short-list of 13 fun hikes to try near Calgary, AB.  We tried to stay within a three hour drive of Calgary; and while this is not an extensive list of hikes available to you, it does highlight a few sensational hiking trails to try in Banff National park, Jasper National Park and the Ya Ha Tina area. This list should help you get the most out of...

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Banff Bucket List

Banff Bucket List

By on Apr 30, 2017 in Alberta Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families | 0 comments

According to the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary a Bucket List is defined as: “A list of things that one has not done before, but wants to do before dying.”  Pretty straight forward right? I have a massive Bucket List I wish to accomplish.  And when I asked, what things should a person see while in Banff National Park,  a friend of mine threw out a...

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Ponytail Falls Hike near Portland Oregon

Ponytail Falls Hike near Portland Oregon

By on Apr 29, 2017 in All Hikes, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families, Oregon, waterfalls | 1 comment

    Ponytail falls hike is a simple and short hike that starts out from the base of Horsetail falls.  Horsetail falls is a spectacular waterfall cascading down a steep rock face, right by the side of the road. So make sure you leave enough time to take some pictures of these falls after you return from your hike up to Ponytail falls.  We start our climb up...

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The Great American Eclipse of August 2017

The Great American Eclipse of August 2017

By on Apr 26, 2017 in History | 2 comments

Ok Campers! Camping and Hiking season will soon be upon us.  Well, it may already be upon you if you’re not afraid to do a little winter camping.  For me however, I prefer to wait for warmer, less snowy weather. As we begin to gear up for the new season, I wanted to point out an interesting astronomical event that will be happening this summer. Great American...

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