Hiker Lori Blog

 

Welcome to my blog! I also keep an updated Walk Blog on my books website, Calgary’s Best Walks. It is updated daily.

I’ll write about all things self-propelled and tasty. My favourite subjects are walking, urban hiking, hiking the Rockies (or anywhere else!), active transport on foot and bike and cooking colourful food with fantastic flavours. I also love to write about my active adventures with my kids and husband in Calgary, across Canada and anywhere else we visit.

 

 

Why walk you ask? Because it is enjoyable!

I like Michael Moore’s reasons, check WALK WITH MIKE.

Also, check out Doc. Evans on YouTube 23 1/2 hours for a bunch more reasons.

 

Check my other blog, Calgary Walk Blog, which is updated daily on my book Calgary’s Best Walks, website. Thanks!

CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

Posted by on June 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

CTV Walking Wednesday: July Long Weekend Walks and Hikes in Calgary and Kananaskis!

Want to have a day of wilderness calm to balance out your Canada Day celebrations? How about some spectacular wildflowers hikes in the Kananaskis? Or an urban walk through the Beltline, Mount Royal and into Roxboro/ Erlton natural park, followed by an Elbow River stroll through Lindsay park. Check out my CTV segment from June 28, 2017 for some ideas! Watch my CTV SEGMENT: Long Weekend Hikes and Walks   And here are the Gemtrek maps you’ll need to find Cox Hill and Grass Pass  (The mountain hikes in my segment). Find them at MEC or...

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Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

Yup, it’s working! We are building communities through walking on Walk 150 walks!

June 3, 2017: About 100 people joined me on a phenomenal, 7-8 km Walk 150 walkabout today from the central Calgary Public Library. The goal of Walk 150 is the welcome everyone to join in and connect communities, and with a special emphasis on welcoming newcomers. Today our feature language was Mandarin and there were SO MANY newcomers who came along with the staff and interpreter from Centre for Newcomers – must have been 35 people! So great! We walked from the Central library past the Bow Building, up Centre Street to Mount Pleasant....

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Walk 150 Bowness and Bowmont Park – Arabic feature language!

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Bowness and Bowmont Park – Arabic feature language!

  Walk 150: Walking Builds Communities   It was a wonderful Walk 150 walk starting from the Bowness Library on May 13, 2017. Check it out on our Facebook page. This walk was part of my partnership with Calgary Public Library and The Centre for Newcomers and the walks feature language was Arabic. We welcomed people from all over, from the SW of Calgary to Syria, to explore the backstreets of Bowness and the wetlands, single track trails, viewpoints and the boardwalk trail to waterfall valley in Bowmont Park. You can find 2 Bowmont...

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Walking Builds Communities! My Walk 150 gets funded by Canada’s 150th Community Fund Grant- Join me on FREE guided walks

Posted by on April 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Walking Builds Communities! My Walk 150 gets funded by Canada’s 150th Community Fund Grant- Join me on FREE guided walks

  AS a partner with the Calgary Library Foundation, I am happy to have received a Canada 150 Community Fund grant to offer many free walks with my partners organizations throughout 2017. I will also be giving “Leading and Creating great Walks” workshops for the Calgary Public Library and the Centre for Newcomers so that the library and the Centre can continue to offer walk programs in house and for the public.       Walk 150 FREE Walks for the public (dates below) The public walks begin on May 4th and will run...

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Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss: Walk 150 program begins May 8

Posted by on April 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss: Walk 150 program begins May 8

One of my Walk 150 programs is with Fish Creek Park, Alberta Parks and Mount Royal University. Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss is an 8 week program beginning on May 8, 2017.   Good Grief! Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss May 8 – June 26, 2017 7:00 – 8:00 pm Parks and nature connect us to the cycles of life and death; reminding us of endurance, beauty, and the only constant – change. In the changes and challenges of grief and loss, walking in parks and nature can provide a variety of benefits for different people....

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My CTV Winter Walking Tips

Posted by on February 16, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on My CTV Winter Walking Tips

My CTV Winter Walking Tips

I shared my winter walking tips on CTV Morning. The big message for Calgary, a city that has many snow melts due to chinooks, is get cleats! Check out the segment for some visuals. Watch the segment here! For regular updates on all this walking, snowshoeing and hiking be sure to follow me on Facebook!               ...

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Living a Creative Life – a story about walking

Posted by on January 30, 2017 in Blog, Urban Adventures | Comments Off on Living a Creative Life – a story about walking

Living a Creative Life – a  story about walking

When I started Fit Frog Adventures in 1997, I never thought that walking would become the focus on my work. The business morphed from “walking for fitness” to walking for all sorts of reasons. It has been 20 years of walking related work for me and now my focus is on building communities through the simple walk. My new Walk 150 initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday will bring the city together, on foot. Check out the article by Calgary Arts Development on my “walking work” featured here: The...

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Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Blog, snowshoe | Comments Off on Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 101! Watch my CTV segment on snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 101! Shared my Snowshoe tips with CTV Morning Live Calgary viewers today. What to wear, gear and where to head out in the powder. Check out my snowshoeing blog post with all the snowshoe trail maps and avalanche awareness details at www.fitfrog.ca. You can buy snowshoes at MEC Calgary and if you want to try them out first, then rent them and have the rental cost deducted from your purchase if you decide to buy! CTV Morning Live Snowshoeing 101 Segment    WAtch a video on Snowshoeing at Burstall Lakes,...

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Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies: Maps, trails and what you need to know

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Blog, snowshoe, snowshoe | Comments Off on Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies: Maps, trails and what you need to know

Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies: Maps, trails and what you need to know

Snowshoeing is as easy as walking, but much more fun if you get off trail in the powder and explore. You can join me for a organized snowshoe in the Rockies or take to the trails on your own. Snowshoeing is much more fun when the snow is deep, and you could not walk there with boots alone. It is rare to have that much snow in Calgary, but on occasion we get a big snowfall in March and this would be a great time to head out in the city. If venturing out on your own in the Rocky Mountains, you need to be a good understanding of avalanche...

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Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted by on January 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Lori Beattie, owner or Fit Frog Adventures and author of Calgary’s Best Walks, is partnering with local charities for the WALK CALGARY initiative. Lori is donating 1500 books to local charities and working with each one of them to create a walking initiative for their clientele. I am happy to be part of the launch video of Mayor Nenshi’s Three Things for Canada Initiative. Facebook @threethingsforcanada   Learn more about WALK 150!       LET’S WALK! “Calgary is a walking...

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