Adventures for Wilderness

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Adventures for Wilderness coordinator with Alberta Wilderness Association

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Kicking off A4W 2021: A Family Skate along the Bowness Ice Trail

The second season of AWA’s Adventures for Wilderness got off to a great start with an afternoon of skating in Calgary’s Bowness Park. Adventure coordinator Sean Nichols tells the story: Sitting around the firepit post-skate and crunching on s’mores, we remarked that the weather had turned out to be pretty much perfect. Weather is always  Continue Reading »

Cochrane & Lochend Areas Field Trip: Exploring Geology and the Impacts of Fracking

On October 9, Senior Petroleum Geologist Tako Koning led an expedition to the Cochrane and Lochend areas west of Calgary to explore the local magnificent glacial geology and also see a rapidly developing program of hydraulic fracking for oil in the area. He recounts: Friday, October 9th began cloudy and cold but we had a  Continue Reading »

Witnessing Southern Alberta’s Fall Glory: A Hike up Lesueur Ridge

Heinz Unger recounts an early fall hike up Lesueur Ridge in the foothills just west of Calgary: Lesueur Ridge is a steep sandstone ridge facing south overlooking the Ghost River Valley. It’s the first higher elevation feature when traveling from the Bow River through the foothills to the north. And it’s a short one-hour trip  Continue Reading »

Remembering Gus Yaki: a Ramble across Nose Hill

On October 3 AWA Executive Director Christyann Olson, and board member and Past President Vivian Pharis, led a walk over Nose Hill in memory of dear friend and naturalist Gus Yaki, who passed away earlier this year. They recount: There was a cool wind blowing when we arrived at Nose Hill Park on Friday October  Continue Reading »

Golden Larches and Spectacular Views: A Tryst Lake Hike

AWA Board Member, Secretary and Treasurer Chris Saunders lead an adventure to see the fall larches at Tryst Lake in the Kananaskis on September 20 2020 and writes of that trip here: At about 10 am on September 20, 2020, 13 hikers assembled at a parking spot on the west side of the Spray River  Continue Reading »

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