To celebrate 10 years of Outdoor Reports, I chose 10 — in no particular order — of my favourites. It wasn't easy. Overall, I've done around 125, 130 trips. Trying to choose 10 was like paring down a wedding list. In the end, I just wanted to find something that was a nice range of experiences, coupled with a nice range of geographical reach. It was tricky though. 1) Akamina Ridge, Waterton Lakes National Park: a 20-kilometre ridge loop with great views and fantastic early summer wildflowers.
This is hiking at the next level. We went to the Blaeberry Valley, just west of the Alberta-B.C. border, and this trip takes you deep into this valley and up into the Mummery Glacier. We've featured some pretty accessible trail walks on the Outdoor Report this summer, so let's mix it up a bit. Let's get adventurous. Darlene Whiting is a longtime Calgarian who retired out on the Blaeberry, and she's the one who invited me out on this trip.
If you've ever driven down to Crowsnest Pass before you'll have noticed — it's hard to miss — that huge, Frank Slide. We're talking about 82 million tonnes of rock that came pouring down off Turtle Mountain back in 1903. It's the deadliest rockslide in Canadian history. Between 70 and 90 of the town's residents were killed, with many remaining buried in the rubble. But there's a great hike that takes you up to the top of the Frank Slide, as well, for a bit of a different perspective.
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