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!

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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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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