Appreciation: Head for the Hills: videos and photos

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    A hike to Chester Lake in Kananaskis, Alberta

    Chester Lake is a small lake in the Alberta side of the Canadian Rockies. It is located in the valley north west of Mount Chester in Spray Valley Provincial Park, Kananaskis Country in Alberta, Canada. It can be accessed from the Smith-Dorrien / Spray Trail road from the Chester day use area.


    Note - this one was my first attempt - they hopefully improve. I gladly accept corrections to the names
     
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    @hiking Pat good morning Pat. Enjoyed your compilation and seeing views I will never experience in real life. Not sure about the music though, Lol !!!!
     
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    Haha! yes - I told myself I would go through the list of music and not discriminate - some are worse than others - adds to the fun :)
     
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    Ptarmigan Cirque July 15, 2019

    One of my favorite hikes - Highwood Pass is the highest paved pass in Canada at 7,238ft. It lies within the Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on Alberta Highway 40.
     
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    West Wind Pass July 21, 2019

     
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    @hiking Pat. Breathtaking scenery Pat. Sadly my wife and I do not have walks like that. So thankyou for sharing.
     
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    Powderface Ridge July 22, 2019

    Another beautiful easy hike in Kananaski country, Alberta, Canada - accessible via Bragg Creek and hwy 66.
     
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    Very nice. I think what you're calling Early Everlasting (Pearly Everlasting) may actually be one of the Antennarias - Pussytoes.
     
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    Thank you - I will correct in my notes -
     
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    Picklejar Lakes July 28, 2019

    Picklejar Lakes is a 11.6 kilometer out and back trail located in the near Kananaskis Improvement, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult.
     
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    wow, they do look difficult. it must because of the slippery and steep surface.
     
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    Raspberry Ridge August 4, 2019

    Raspberry Ridge Fire Lookout is a 9.2 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Longview, Alberta, Canada. The last 400m is really steep and it took me two attempts to reach the lookout LOL!
     
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    @hiking Pat good morning Pat, well that woke me up !!! Lol.
     
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    Deer Ridge Trail, Kananaskis, AB, Canada August 5, 2019

    Deer Ridge Trail is a 6.1 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sibbald Creek, Kananaskis , Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
     
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    @hiking Pat, a hikers paradise for sure Pat. Just so much room to walk. You must feel quite claustrophobic when you come back here !!!?
     
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    Not really, I hope to do some walking there too - from pub to pub - very appealing! My mum lives close to Stratford and the Cotswolds. I have been thinking about just going thru the quarantine to get there!
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Yes sadly Covid is spreading rapidly over here, so quarantine is a fact of life atm. Your Mum lives in a lovely part of the UK, but compared to where you are it is now becoming rather crowded. Even more so where I am in Hampshire. Unfortunately never too far from motorway noise.

    Your photos do show peace and tranquility, my wife and I are loving them. Do keep them coming Pat.
     
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    Snowy Owl Trail August 19, 2019

    Snowy Owl is a 6.2 kilometer trail located near Bragg Creek in Kananaskis , Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate.

     
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    @hiking Pat good evening Pat, I wonder how many people went into a cold sweat when they heard of Horsetail covering the whole area!!! This is one of the biggest threads on the forum asking how to get rid of it Lol !!!
    Looks a wonderful walk yet again with interesting plants.
     
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    Haha - Yes, I can see it would not be good for a garden setting but lovely to see on the forest floor along with kinikanik
     
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    Fish Creek Park, Calgary, Alberta Canada

    So blessed to have this wonderful park - just steps from where we live. Photos from Aug 20, 2019
     
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    Sunshine Meadows, Banff, Alberta Canada August 26, 2019

    This year the gondola was not in operation so the 6km hike up, up and up was not as enjoyable LOL!
    The music is called explorer!
     
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    @hiking Pat, my wife and I are absolutely loving these postings Pat. Great music as well, very apt.
     
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    Sarrail Ridge via Rawson Lake September 1, 2019

    Sarrail Ridge via Rawson Lake Trail is a 11.3 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kananaskis Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult.
     
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