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!

Snowshoeing in Calgary and the Kananaskis Rockies

Posted by on December 9, 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. You can join me for a organized snowshoe in the Rockies or take to the trails on your own. 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. If venturing out on your own in the Rocky Mountains, you need to be a good understanding of avalanche...

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Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Posted by on November 24, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

Walk 150 Initiative launched: Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Lori Beattie, owner or Fit Frog Adventures and author of Calgary’s Best Walks, is partnering with local charities for the WALK CALGARY initiative. Lori is donating 1500 books to local charities and working with each one of them to create a walking program for their clients. I am happy to be part of the launch video of Mayor Nenshi’s Three Things for Canada Initiative. Facebook @threethingsforcanada   Learn more about WALK 150!       LET’S WALK! “Calgary is a walking city!...

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Spectacular Fall hike on Nihahi Ridge! Bring your cleats

Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Spectacular Fall hike on Nihahi Ridge! Bring your cleats

Spectacular Fall hike on Nihahi Ridge! Bring your cleats

Fantastic Fall Hiking! Fresh, crisp starts lead to spectacular snowy peak views in the Rockies. The photo and video included are from the hike On October 12, 2016 to Nihahi Ridge, Kananaskis. As long as you bring a pair of cleats, see images below, you can hike with confidence even on hard packed snow and ice. A good selection of cleats can be found at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC). Join me on some Rocky Mountain treks this fall. All that sunshine and big sky views will keep you smiling! It is the ultimate mood booster.      ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Alberta Rocky Mountain Fall Colours Hikes

Posted by on October 1, 2016 in Blog, Rocky Mountain hikes | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Alberta Rocky Mountain Fall Colours Hikes

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Alberta Rocky Mountain Fall Colours Hikes

  I took CTV viewers to the mountains to see some primo Fall Colours.  Larch hikes in Kananaskis (no crowds like in Lake Louise!) Check out the CTV segment here! Kananaskis Larch Hikes Chester Lake and Three Lakes Valley, Kananaskis Burstall Pass, Kananaskis Pocaterra Ridge, Kananaskis Check out all the organized Fit Frog hikes and walks here!      ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walks

I took CTV viewers on a tour of Calgary’s Tasty Cafe Walksabouts this week. For those of you motivated by good coffee, food and spending time with friends, check this out. All of these cafes (and many more) are in my book Calgary’s Best Walks. The social side of walking is pretty darn important (and fun!).   Watch the CTV segment here!  ...

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CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Best Homes and Gardens Walks

Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Best Homes and Gardens Walks

CTV Walking Wednesdays: Calgary’s Best Homes and Gardens Walks

I featured some wonderful home and garden walks in my CTV segment on August 24. There are many more colourful neighbourhoods to explore in Calgary, but I cannot fit in everything in 3 minutes! The Silversprings Botanical Gardens are spectacular and if you want a longer walk when you visit them, they back onto Bowmont Park. Check out my book, Calgary’s Best Walks, and follow the Bowmont Park West route and drop into Waterfall Valley after a visit to the gardens.   Watch the CTV segment here!...

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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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