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!

My CTV Spring Hikes recommendations! Badlands treks and Wildflowers Rockies hikes.

Posted by on April 2, 2019 in Blog | Comments Off on My CTV Spring Hikes recommendations! Badlands treks and Wildflowers Rockies hikes.

My CTV Spring Hikes recommendations! Badlands treks and Wildflowers Rockies hikes.

  It’s Spring hiking season! I shared some early season Badland treks and Rockies wildflower hike ideas with CTV Morning Live Calgary this morning. And be sure to grab my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and hit the urban trails to get trained up for the mountain adventures! Join me for some urban and mountain hikes this Spring. The Club Fit Frog Spring hike session runs April 7 – July 1! Follow me on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK for all things walking and hiking!    ...

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My CTV segment on Favourite Calgary Dog Walks! (and off leash parks of Calgary)

Posted by on November 19, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on My CTV segment on Favourite Calgary Dog Walks! (and off leash parks of Calgary)

My CTV segment on Favourite Calgary Dog Walks! (and off leash parks of Calgary)

WAlks for dogs and their people!Walks for dogs and their people! I picked a few favourite routes that get you and your dog out and about, exploring the city and moving through off-leash parks as you go. All of the routes I suggest are in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks.          ...

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CTV Morning Calgary Halloween Walks!

Posted by on October 24, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Morning Calgary Halloween Walks!

CTV Morning Calgary Halloween Walks!

I dropped by CTV Calgary with some footage of excellent Halloween walks! There’s always a reason to take an urban hike. Check out the segment here!      ...

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Breakfast TV: Calgary’s Best Walks for May and June!

Posted by on May 22, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Breakfast TV: Calgary’s Best Walks for May and June!

Breakfast TV: Calgary’s Best Walks for May and June!

  I dropped into Breakfast TV on May 18, 2018 to feature four excellent urban walkabouts for May and June. From wilderness treks at the Weaslehead and Glenbow Ranch, to quirky strolls through Sunnyside and Roxboro to Ramsay. These are all in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks! Get your copy from me or at your favourite bookstore or from MEC.      ...

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Sunnyside outdoor art map: Garage art and little free libraries!

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Sunnyside outdoor art map: Garage art and little free libraries!

Sunnyside outdoor art map: Garage art and little free libraries!

Sunnyside, Calgary is fast becoming an outdoor art gallery! When you head out on the Riley Park, Kensington route in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, be sure to bring this map along too. You can deviate from the route to see all the wonderful, colourful public art in Sunnyside! If you would like a copy of my book, visit your favourite bookstore or purchase from me here! And be sure to FOLLOW @calgarysbestwalks on Facebook for all things walking and hiking! Thanks to Christie of Sunnyside for taking me on a guided art walkabout today and...

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Spring session of Calgary walks and Rockies wildflowers hikes beings March 20!

Posted by on March 5, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Spring session of Calgary walks and Rockies wildflowers hikes beings March 20!

Spring session of Calgary walks and Rockies wildflowers hikes beings March 20!

Check out the spring calendar of urban walks and Rockies hikes! The spring hike session runs from March 20- July 7. The Rockies hikes range from mostly flat and 3-4 hours of hiking up to 8 hour treks with 1000+ meters of elevation. The wildflowers begin mid May and continue all springs and summer. Join me and soak up the beauty of Calgary and the Rockies!    

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Winter Walks and Snowshoe Treks with Club Fit Frog!

Posted by on January 8, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Winter Walks and Snowshoe Treks with Club Fit Frog!

Winter Walks and Snowshoe Treks with Club Fit Frog!

The Winter walks and snowshoe treks have begun! They continue until March 13 so check out the calendar of events and be sure to follow me on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for all outings and also, for ideas on where to walk and snowshoe in Calgary and the Rockies! Check out our Winter 2018 newsletter!         ...

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Check out my CTV segment on great CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALKS in Calgary, Alberta!

Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Check out my CTV segment on great CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALKS in Calgary, Alberta!

Check out my CTV segment on great CHRISTMAS LIGHTS WALKS in Calgary, Alberta!

‘Tis the season to burn off some cookies and wine with a festive urban Christmas Lights Walks. Check out my segment on CTV for some ideas of where to walk, and then grab my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, for the maps and routes!   Watch my CTV Christmas Lights Walks Segment!  

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Walk 150 Christmas Lights Walk and Celebration! FREE! Join me

Posted by on November 6, 2017 in active families, Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Christmas Lights Walk and Celebration! FREE! Join me

Walk 150 Christmas Lights Walk and Celebration! FREE! Join me

Mark your calendars for Dec. 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm! I am celebrating the end of the successful Walk 150 initiative with a 6+ km Christmas Lights Walk through Mount Royal and Elbow Park, followed by a party at the Alexander Calhoun Library! Come one, come...

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Watch my CTV Calgary segment on Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes for Families, friends and avid hikers

Posted by on September 2, 2017 in active families, Active kids, Blog | Comments Off on Watch my CTV Calgary segment on Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes for Families, friends and avid hikers

Watch my CTV Calgary segment on Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes for Families, friends and avid hikers

I took CTV Morning Calgary viewers on some spectacular Fall Kananaskis Rockies hikes that are perfect for families, visiting relatives and more adventurous avid hikers! And we talked about bear awareness- check it out. And for more regular updates on all this walking and hiking, follow me on Facebook @calgarysbestwalks Watch my CTV segment here   Trailhead for both hikes: Highwood Pass Parking Lot, Hwy. 40, Kananaskis Check out the visuals from Ptarmigan Cirque (4.5 km round trip + 250 meters elevation, interpretive hike). Perfect for...

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