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!

Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

Posted by on August 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

Silver Springs Botanical Gardens in Calgary are phenomenal!

The Silver Springs Botanical Gardens are simply spectacular. I found out about them as I researched my CTV Homes and Gardens Walks segment, that airs tomorrow, Aug. 24, 2016. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook pages to learn more about guided garden walks and about the gardens themselves. Upcoming FREE guided garden walk: Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:30-3 pm Meeting in the main parking lot at 1:15 to begin the tour at 1:30. Location details  www.facebook.com/Silverspringsbotanicalgardens www.botanicalgardensofsilversprings.ca...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Top Notch River Walks

Walking along the Bow and the Elbow Rivers, connecting communities and climbing to viewpoints, makes for some wonderful urban walking. In my CTV segment I also feature Fish Creek and the Douglasdale escarpment, The Reservoir single track pathways that dip and climb and take you away from the bustle of the city and some neighbourhood river walks with character! The routes are all in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks so grab a copy and let your self-propelled urban exploration begin!   Watch the CTV segment...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Blog, Urban Adventures | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

CTV Walking Wednesday: Calgary’s Quirky Neighbourhood Walks

If you are looking for some surprise on your urban walkabouts, then look no further than these quirky neighbourhoods. Not knowing what you might find around the next corner makes for a fun walk. I featured Sunnyside and Kensington, The Beltine and Connaught and Ramsay/ Inglewood in this CTV segment. All these routes are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. But remember to deviate from my suggested route to find more surprises! Watch the CTV Segment here!  ...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Alberta Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes

Posted by on July 4, 2016 in Blog, Rocky Mountain hikes | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Alberta Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes

CTV Walking Wednesday: Alberta Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes

    I headed out of the city to the Rocky Mountains in my latest CTV segment. Fantastic Wildflower Hikes near Calgary. Check it out here!               CTV SEGMENT Rocky Mountain Wildflower Hikes Here are the four wildflower hikes that I featured. Meadows of colour, some with snow on top! Sulpher Springs/ Riverview Loop: Elbow Valley, Kananaskis Grass Pass: Highwood, Kananaskis (20 minutes west of Longview) Cox Hill: Sibbald Flats, Kananaskis Stanley Glacier: Kootenay National Park Once again, get...

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Maps for the Mountains! Kananaskis, Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Lake Louise, Icefield Parkway, Jasper

Posted by on June 21, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Maps for the Mountains! Kananaskis, Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Lake Louise, Icefield Parkway, Jasper

Maps for the Mountains! Kananaskis, Banff, Yoho, Kootenay, Lake Louise, Icefield Parkway, Jasper

As I prepare my CTV segment on Wildflower Hikes of the Rockies, I contacted my favourite map company, Gemtrek Maps, to get images of some of their maps to show on TV. These topographical maps (they show the contours of the mountains so that you can visually assess elevation gain) also have all trails marked along with route descriptions on the reverse. Of course, having a map is not enough to stay found. You need to: Know how to read a map Actually have the map out and follow along while you hike (unless you are on a very obvious route). The...

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Summer Hikes & Walks Schedule on-line! July 11- September 20

Posted by on June 20, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Summer Hikes & Walks Schedule on-line! July 11- September 20

Summer Hikes & Walks Schedule on-line! July 11- September 20

  Join us this summer for some urban walkabouts and some breathtaking Rocky Mountain Hikes! July 11- September 20, 2016 The schedule is now on-line: Check it out here!    ...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Stairway walks of Calgary

Posted by on June 16, 2016 in Blog, Urban Adventures | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Stairway walks of Calgary

CTV Walking Wednesday: Stairway walks of Calgary

  I highlighted my favourite STAIRWAY walks in Calgary yesterday on CTV Morning! So many great places to sweat! And all of them, and many more, in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks…of course. Check out my CTV segment here   Douglas Fir Trail, Edworthy Park, is one of the Stairway Walks that I featured ...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Calgary Walkabouts!

Posted by on June 8, 2016 in active families, Active kids, Blog, Urban Adventures | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Calgary Walkabouts!

CTV Walking Wednesday: Kid Favourite Calgary Walkabouts!

  All walks are great for kids of course, but there are some urban walkabouts that are clear favourites. Bring on the ice cream stops, watermarks, massive hills to roll down, single track trails along escarpments, waterfalls and for the teenagers in the group, a burger stop in Kensington! Watch my Kid Favorite CTV segment!         ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

Posted by on June 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Starting Your Walking Habit

If you are looking for some motivation to put foot to pavement, pathway or wilderness route, then watch my CTV Morning Segment on Starting Your Walking Habit! So much to see while on foot in Calgary and beyond in Southern Alberta. Watch my segment on CTV Calgary Morning                  ...

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FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

Posted by on April 28, 2016 in Blog, Urban Adventures, Walking | Comments Off on FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

FREE guided urban walks with MEC and Jane’s Walk

  Join me this Spring through Fall of a series of FREE guided walkabouts! I have teamed up with MEC Calgary to lead a unique urban walkabout a month. You can register on-line at MEC Calgary.           Upcoming FREE events Register on-line at mec.ca/events for all MEC guided walks. For the Jane’s Walk on May 8, just show up! April 30: Book signing and mini-walk: Indigo Signal Hill: 3-5 pm May 7: Book Signing at MEC Calgary: 12-1:30 pm May 8: Jane’s Walk: Elbow River Communities: 10-11:30 am May...

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