Snowshoe the Rockies (with the kids!)

Snowshoe the Rockies (with the kids!)

It’s time to play in the snow! Grab your friends and your family,  a duffel bag full of clothes, your backpacks, some snowshoes, a crazy carpet, a shovel (for building snow forts at the trailhead!) and a heck of a lot of yummy food and thermoses of hot drinks; you are going snowshoeing in the Rockies! Snowshoeing is as easy as walking! It’s simply left, right and repeat. There is no skill needed, no technique. But you do need to...

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Prairie Crocus in River Park!

Spring is here (just in time for some snow forecasted today)! While out on my morning fresh-air excursion, I saw my first purple-headed prairie crocus today on the escarpment just below River Park in the SW. These hardy native wildflowers will push through snow so be on the lookout for them on east facing slopes. Some perfect spots are Nose Hill Park, on the 14th Street side, Sandy Beach and River Park on the escarpment trails, Bowmont Park,...

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Snowshoeing the Paint Pots in Kootenay National Park

The buffet breakie in Banff was the perfect start (my son’s words) to another active spring break day in the Rockies. When you consume that much food at breakfast you HAVE to be active! We snowshoed the Paint Pots trail (and beyond), on Hwy. 93 south. What a perfect area for snowshoeing! The trees are spaced nicely apart so we could wind our way off trail, up, down and around. The snow was sticky and perfect for snowballs. The sun came...

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