Grant’s Tracks

Capturing Some of Life's Experiences...

Crooked Trees

Starting in childhood, as we experience the world around us, we are continually forming and reforming mental conceptions of things, what they are, how they act, what they’re for, etc.

If you were to review the category called “Things that grow vertically“, I think it’s safe to say that flowers, plants, and trees would be in that category.…

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Hike up Cardinal Divide Ridge

It was only a week ago I’d even heard about the Cardinal Divide, which is  south and west of Hinton, near Cadomin. It’s a “divide” because on one side of it, water flows north and eventually empties into the Arctic Ocean; on the other side the water flows west and eventually empties into Hudson’s Bay.…

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Ministik South Recon Hike

Winter seemed to sneak in and pounce a little early this year. A couple of significant dumps of snow during the past few weeks seemed to bring us that mid-winter, snow and cold everywhere feeling in what seemed like a blink of an eye.…

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Up and Across Lusk Creek Ridge

I knew the climb up and across Lusk Creek Ridge in Kananaskis was going to be a challenge for me and indeed it was. Just over a year ago I did my first ever off trail hike up to the “Central Summit”; today, a day I’d anticipated for months, my goal was to climb to retrieve a dozen caches along a route that would make a big square: up and across the ridge, down and back along the gravelled Highway 68 to my parking spot.…

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Blackfoot Islet Lake Hike for “Cigar” Caches

Okay, I knew it was going to be a long hike. I knew that. But knowing is only a mental concept until you actually do it. It still surprises me that this hike added up to 22 km and took me 5 hrs twenty minutes to do, 4 hrs moving, and 1 hour and 20 minutes stopped either resting, taking pictures or checking on others’ caches.…

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Climb to the Summit of Folding Mountain

The hike / climb up Folding Mountain on Aug. 10, 2010 turned out to be both challenging (especially during the tough first 2 kms that involved a steep elevation gain) and thoroughly delightful once most of the elevation was gained and the walks through the alpine meadows began.…

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Hike to Lusk Creek Ridge Central Summit

I drove to Kananaskis from Calgary in the morning and just after 8:30 was parked and on the way towards the summit of Lusk Creek Ridge, my main goal for the day. At this point in the hike, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into and my plans were grand: to nab five geocaches on the ridge during the day.…

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