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The second hike in our private monthly hiking series took us on the classic Siffleur Falls hike followed by a detour up on the benches along the Siffleur River to a viewpoint overlooking the North Saskatchewan River, the Kootenay Plains and the main range of the Rockies.
We have the pleasure of running a private monthly hiking series for a group of ladies this summer. The first hike of the season took us along the Cline River Canyon and Coral Creek Canyon on an easy to moderate 7 km hike.
The smoke from earlier in the week had cleared, making it a great day for the July guided hike to Siffleur Falls. The skies were lightly overcast, perfect for some pictures of the canyon along the way.
The smoke from the wildfires in British Columbia and the Verdant Creek fire moved into the Kootenay Plains earlier in the week while we were camping. The hazy skies made it harder to get the mountain photos we were hoping for but give a surreal feel to the area.
The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide by Jane Ross and Daniel Kyba is a great resource to find hiking trails in the western parts of David Thompson Country. It covers the area around Nordegg and Abraham Lake all the way to Banff National Park and the Icefield Parkway.
This trail is one of the best place in David Thompson Country to start the hiking season. The snow is gone from the valley, yet ice features are still visible in the canyons along the way. Flowers are starting to pop up along the trail and we even came across bighorn sheep grazing in the sun above the Coral Creek canyon, near our lunch spot.
It’s starting to look like winter in the West Country. We went out earlier this week to check the conditions, get a few pictures and enjoy a day out of the office… We need things to get a little more wintry before we can run all of our tours but in the meantime there’s still lots of great scenery and options for adventures throughout the Christmas break.
The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) hosted their first Hiking Learning Journey in Dry Island Buffalo Jump provincial park last week. We tagged along for a fun day exploring the park and learning about the challenges in our local watershed.
Introducing the latest addition to our provisions line up: Handmade S’mores. Made with freshly baked honey or cocoa graham crackers and vanilla, mint or Irish cream marshmallow, these are definitely a step up on your s’mores game.
The new S’mores Cart is ready, just in time for market season! Stop by this weekend to grab a toasty handmade s’mores.
After 20 years, the David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide is getting an update. The second edition is coming out this spring and includes a few new trails, some updates and a few trails have been removed. Curious what’s changed? Here’s the highlights.