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!

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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CTV Walking Wednesday: Circumnavigate the Glenmore Reservoir this Spring!

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Circumnavigate the Glenmore Reservoir this Spring!

  My CTV segment yesterday featured a fantastic urban walkabout around the Glenmore Reservoir. The complete map is in my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and offers lots of options to get off the paved regional pathway and into the single track trail system in the Weaslehead and other hidden wilderness trails. Watch my CTV segment here!...

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CTV Walking Wednesday: Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Rockies!

Posted by on February 18, 2016 in active families, Active kids, Blog, snowshoe | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday: Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Rockies!

  I took CTV viewers snowshoeing on my latest segment. Watch the segment here! If you want to know more about where to snowshoe, maps and trails, check out my post on where to snowshoe in and around Calgary. And for more info on snowshoeing, where to rent, what to bring, take a read of my snowshoe page on this website. Snowshoeing is great exercise, just like walking but slower, in spectacular terrain. It is a wonderful family activity (bring the crazy carpets and the shovels for snow caves). It is a wonderful, FREE, outing that...

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Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Posted by on February 16, 2016 in Blog, snowshoe, snowshoe | Comments Off on Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Snowshoeing is as easy as walking, but much more fun if you get off trail in the powder and explore. 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. There are many wonderful, designated snowshoe routes in the Kananaskis, and when Calgary has snow, you can explore in the city as well. Here is an overview:       Calgary and area on...

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CTV Walking Wednesday- Confederation Park winter walkabout, Calgary

Posted by on February 5, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesday- Confederation Park winter walkabout, Calgary

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 on CTV Walking Wednesday- Jackrabbit Trail Chickadee Trek, Calgary

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 on CTV Walking Wednesday: How to dress for Calgary Winter Walkabouts

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 on Moose car wash in the Kananaskis

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

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 on Winter Snowshoe & City Walks Calendar!

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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