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- Confederation Park winter walkabout, Calgary

Posted by on February 5, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

I took CTV viewers to Confederation Park this week for a winter walkabout along the paved pathway system. The route in my book continues into the neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant and Capital Hill where hungry walkers can make a tasty pit stop at Edelwiess German Cafe and store and at Weeds Capuccino. Watch the episode here!

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CTV Walking Wednesday- Jackrabbit Trail Chickadee Trek, Calgary

Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

CTV Walking Wednesday- Jackrabbit Trail Chickadee Trek, Calgary

Walked the rolling Jackrabbit Trail along the Glenmore Reservoir this week on CTV morning. Kids love this rolling single track trek and for those needing a nature break, this is the ticket! This is route 25 in Calgary’s Best Walks. Just follow the map! Watch the segment here!

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CTV Walking Wednesday: How to dress for Calgary Winter Walkabouts

Posted by on January 13, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off

CTV Walking Wednesday: How to dress for Calgary Winter Walkabouts

If you want some tips on how to dress for winter walkabout, check out my CTV segment. Key points 1. Layer up: Temperatures change rapidly in Calgary. With many layers you can adjust your temperature. 2. Get a pair of traction devices for your shoes or boots. Post-Chinook Calgary can be VERY slippery. Traction devices will keep you upright and injury free. 3. Down is your friend at -20 or below. A long down jacket will keep your butt warm. This is really important (in my opinion)   Now get out there and enjoy some winter walks. How about...

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Moose car wash in the Kananaskis

Posted by on December 14, 2015 in Blog, snowshoe | Comments Off

Moose car wash in the Kananaskis

    Got a moose carwash on the way to our snowshoe in the Spray Lakes area of the Kananaskis yesterday. The car was licked clean, well, sort of. It was a wonderful wintery and slightly weird day!          ...

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CTV Christmas Lights Walk: Elbow Park, Upper Mount Royal, Stanley Park, Calgary

Posted by on December 2, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

CTV Christmas Lights Walk: Elbow Park, Upper Mount Royal, Stanley Park, Calgary

Christmas Lights Walks!  I shared the Elbow Park, Upper Mount Royal, Stanley Park route from Calgary’s Best Walks on CTV Morning today. Go winter, oh yeah! Follow this link to see the CTV segment. Join me for a guided Christmas Lights Walk, following the route I shared today, next Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30. If you purchase a copy of my book, you some on the walk for FREE! (or you get a gift certificate to come on another Winter Urban Walkabout another time)   Details on the calendar page....

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Winter Snowshoe & City Walks Calendar!

Posted by on November 3, 2015 in Blog, snowshoe | Comments Off

Winter Snowshoe & City Walks Calendar!

    The Club Fit Frog Winter Calendar of City Walks and Rockies snowshoe and Ski days in on-line. Join us for for powder-pouncing some winter fun! Sign up by November 15 and get a FREE snowshoe day in November or December! Winter Calendar!    

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Garrison Woods, Altadore and Glenmroe Dam, SW Calgary

Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

The fall colours are in full glory and so it is a great time to head out for a walkabout in the city. Garrison Woods is a neat community with lots of cut-though pathways; designed with the pedestrian and cyclist in mind. And at Halloween the residents have to remortgage their homes to buy enough candy for all the kids that roam the streets. You can follow the walk in my guidebook, route 23! Check out my CTV...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Fish Creek Park, Bow Valley Ranch, SE Calgary

Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

My CTV Walking Wednesday walkabout was in Fish Creek Park, Bow Valley Ranch, SE on September 2, 2015. Just the perfect park to slow the pace, recharge the batteries with fresh air, exercise and a good cup of coffee! Watch the CTV Segment. I have lots of book events this fall. Check the calendar and drop by and say hi!  ...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, NW Calgary

Posted by on August 26, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

  Take a fall walkabout in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Situated along the Bow River between Calgary and Cochrane, this park is the perfect spot to stoll, have a picnic or watch the trains roll by. Take a watch of my CTV Walk Wednesday Segment from August 26. Presentation at the Ranch And join me at Glenbow Ranch on September 22, 2015 at 7 pm for a slide show presentation about Calgary’s Best Walks! Contact the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation to register,...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Bankview, Scarboro, Mount Royal, SW

Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off

    For a more urban walkabout, try out my books Bankview, Scarboro, Connaught, Mount Royal route. Beautiful homes and gardens, and tree lined streets make up Mount Royal. Head into Bankview and walk through pocket parks, along hilly streets with quirky, varied homes . Finish off the walk along 17 Avenue for a cup of coffee or lunch or a bit of shopping. Or, just grab a comfy bench and enjoy some people watching!  Here is the CTV segment on this walk      ...

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