Prairie View Trail and Jewel Pass

Distance: Just under 15 km (loop) Elevation Gain: 605m This is an amazing hike! We did this hike July 2021. It was a bit hazy but it didn’t smell overly smoky so we decided to continue our plan of hiking up to the lookout. With my asthma, hiking in the smoke is not very easy […]

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Oster Lake – Elk Island National Park

Have you ever wanted to do something but you really don’t want to do it alone AGAIN? That was me. I love backpacking, you know this. Having everything on my back and heading out into the wilderness is very appealing. So, I found two friends who have never been backpacking and convinced them to come […]

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Paddleboarding Newbie

I fell victim to Instagram on this one. Well, kind of. From a young age, my parents would take us on boat rides at Wabamun Lake in various boats. The first one I remember is our steel fishing boat. Imagine – 4 children all under 10 years old and two adults riding around in a […]

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Ribbon Falls – Spray Lake Provincial Park

As we all know, 2020 was not the best. I suffered mentally, physically, and emotionally. Like many I gained weight, lost hope, missed connections with people, and struggled with anxiety. Thankfully, I was able to get out on one backpacking trip this summer when restrictions relaxed a bit in Alberta. My friend (L) and I […]

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First Solo Backpacking Trip

With all the rain we had this year, I was getting antsy over the summer. I wanted to go backpacking but everything wasn’t working out. So, I decided to do a solo backpacking trip close to home. I have always wanted to get back to Elk Island National Park and this was a perfect opportunity. […]

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