Category: Hike

Jasper and Maligne Lake – Alberta, Canada 8/6/17 – 8/8/17

  Sunday – Tuesday, August 6 – 8, 2017   Jasper and Maligne Lake – Alberta, Canada     We drove into Jasper from the Icefields Parkway and checked into our hotel before driving up to Pyramid Lake and checking out the town.  …

Icefields Parkway – Alberta, Canada 8/5/17 – 8/6/17

  Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6, 2017 Icefields Parkway – Alberta, Canada   Warning: Long blog post coming! We left Lake Louise and drove what is considered one of the most beautiful drives on the planet.  Luckily the smoke stayed away again and we…

Eiffel Lake Trail – Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada 8/4/17

  Friday, August 4, 2017 Eiffel Lake Trail – Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada 7.2 miles (11.6 km)   This may be the most beautiful place I have been in the world, up to this point.  I had seen photos before, but it is just…

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada 8/3/17 – 8/5/17

  Thursday, August 3 – Saturday, August 5, 2017 Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada   We arrived at the world famous Chateau Lake Louise and were immediately awestruck.  What a view.  Little did we know it would get even better. There were a ton of…

Banff, Alberta, Canada 8/1/17 – 8/3/17

  August 1-3, 2017 Banff, Alberta, Canada   It’s been a long time since I last blogged.  Due to the horrid Texas heat and some other life events, the hiking was basically non-existent this summer, but we ended the summer season with a bang….

Pacific Crest Trail Southern Terminus – Campo, CA 6/1/17

  Thursday, June 1, 2017   Pacific Crest Trail Southern Terminus – Campo, CA Mile 0 – Mile 3.0 (6 miles round trip) Ian solo Clear, sunny, mid 70s     Today was a big day and I’m betting this blog entry will be…

Lost Maples 5/13/17

  Saturday, May 13, 2017   Lost Maples State Natural Area warm, sunny, mid 80s Ian solo 5.1 miles     This was actually going to be an overnight, but I finished the hike much faster than anticipated and didn’t want to sit in…

Cub Lake Loop – Rocky Mountain National Park 5/7/17

  Sunday, May 7, 2017   Hike: Cub Lake Loop – Rocky Mountain National Park, CO Weather: cool, mid 60s, overcast Hikers: Ian, Court Length: 6.2 miles   This was my first time to Rocky Mountain National Park, though Court had gone when she…

Reimer’s Ranch – Lower River Trail 4/30/17

  Sunday, April 30, 2017   Reimer’s Ranch – Lower River Trail and Turkey Loop Sunny, breezy, mid 70s Ian, Court, Biff 3.9 miles     A cool front came through on Saturday night and dropped temperatures back down to more hiker-friendly levels, so…

Bauerle Ranch Trail System 4/23/17

  Sunday, April 23, 2017   Hike: Bauerle Ranch Trail System Weather: nice, sunny, mid 70s Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff Length: 3.3 miles   Court had never been out to Bauerle Ranch and we were looking for a hike semi-close to town, so we…

Westcave Preserve Uplands and Violet Crown Trail 4/15/17

  Saturday, April 15, 2017   Hike: Westcave Preserve Uplands and Violet Crown Trail Weather: sunny, pleasant, mid 70s Hikers: Ian, Court, and Sara Length: about 3 miles combined   We had planned to go out to Westcave Preserve, near Hamilton Pool and Reimer’s…

Reimer’s Ranch – Canyon Trail 4/1/17

  Saturday, April 1, 2017   Hike: Reimer’s Ranch – Canyon Trail Weather: windy, cloudy, cool, mid 60s Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff Length: 1.4 miles     Milton Reimer’s Ranch is a park that is about 1 mile from Hamilton Pool and we had…