Category Archives: Hiking

Cherry Creek

What started as a search for an eagle nest near the Cherry Creek confluence with the Kootenay River ended up as a peek into abandoned buildings and wondering what it was like to live in the area some fifty years … Continue reading

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Travel Theme – Green

Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack has Green as the weekly travel theme. With warming temperatures and the moisture in the rock and ground and hidden from the sun, the moss is very green and it is sending out spores … Continue reading

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge # 23 Spring

Let’s Be Wild photo theme # 23 is Spring. Although the calendar says Spring, here in the East Kootenays of BC, it will be at least another month (usually around Mother’s Day in May) before the hillsides burst into bloom. On … Continue reading

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The Dewdney Trail – Searching for Gold

A group of seven EKOC (East Kootenay Outdoor Club) enthusiastic hikers headed up the Wildhorse Creek to hike a section of the Dewdney Trail. The trail was developed in the 1860’s when the excitement of the gold rush was paramount in the … Continue reading

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Arranged By Nature – Jake’s Sunday Post

It is very fitting that Jake’s Sunday Post – Arrangement relates to my Sunday hike in my backyard. When I took my aerial view of my backyard, I noticed hoodoo formations and was curious as to where they were located … Continue reading

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A Word A Week Photography Challenge – Hats

The word for this week from A Word In Your Ear is “Hats”. My hats are the snow and ice covering the rocks in Mark Creek which is the creek that eventually tumbles over the Marysville falls. There is a … Continue reading

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – # 22 Black and White

It is always a wonderful opportunity to participate in LetsBeWild weekly photo challenge. These are my photos:

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Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge – Lost In The Details

Christopher Martin does indeed live in one of the most beautiful regions of Western Canada. The Kananaskis, Banff and Canmore Rocky Mountain areas provide many wonderful opportunities “to get lost in the details” of a nature or wildlife scene. On the … Continue reading

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – # 21 Look Up

Although winter is relinquishing its grasp and the snow is hard, crusty and dirty. I look forward to the warming temperatures and the greening of the trees and the earth surrounding them. As my farewell to winter, I want to … Continue reading

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Three Bites Of Deliciousness

I was introduced to these three bite wonders in December on a snowshoe trek with my girlfriend at Crystal mountain in Kelowna, BC. Halfway through our 10 kms stomp, Lori reached into her backpack and pulled out a plastic container and said, … Continue reading

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