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Roots in the Wilderness

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Latest Episodes

30. XC Ski to Bryant Creek Shelter, Banff National Park

This episode overviews the 26.7km there and back trail to the Bryant Creek Shelter in Banff National Park. This trail, commonly used by hikers in the summer and back country skiers in the winter, is a gateway to Mount Assiniboine. Today joined by Jackie Allen, Kate and Jackie talk about their 1-night cross country ski trip to the shelter for the night.

35 MINMAR 31
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30. XC Ski to Bryant Creek Shelter, Banff National Park

29. Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Have you ever been to the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area? This gem is located just west of the Calgary city limit's and offer's 20km of hiking trails with interpretive signs, education programs, and is first and foremost a protected habitat for native wildlife. In this Episode Kate speaks with CEO Greg Shyba, and Education Coordinator Maureen Luchsinger about the conservations area, discussing how it came to be, and what it has to offer now! For more information, please visit: http://www.crossconservation.org/welcome

24 MIN2018 NOV 27
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29. Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

28. Backpacking to Aylmer Junction and to Aylmer Lookout, AB

Want to do a stunning overnight hike, without too much planning? That's what the hike to Aylmer Junction Campground, and ten to Aylmer lookout was like! The 8km moderate hike into the campground runs along beautiful Minnewanka Lake in Banff National Park! Once there you have the option of hiking the more difficult trail up to Aylmer Lookout for another 8km return. For details, have a listen!

12 MIN2018 OCT 27
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28. Backpacking to Aylmer Junction and to Aylmer Lookout, AB

27. Backpacking Northover Ridge, AB

Northover ridge is a 33.7km trail located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. This difficult hike/ easy scramble is a gorgeous loop that can be done in 1 - 3 days. In this podcast, Kate describes her experience with the trail as a 3 day trip, staying at both Aster and Three Isle Lake backcountry campgrounds.

28 MIN2018 AUG 21
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27. Backpacking Northover Ridge, AB

26. Hiking to Smutwood Peak

In this episode Kate, along with her friend Laurence, discuss hiking to Smutwood Peak in Kananaskis Alberta. The trail to Smutwood Peak is 19km, with 950m of elevation gain, and is rated as an easy scramble with incredible views!

22 MIN2018 AUG 11
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26. Hiking to Smutwood Peak

25. Kanfest - Kananaskis Whitewater Festival

Its all about that whitewater! In this episode Kate meets with Kelsey Baldwin, one of the volunteer organizers of Kanfest, the Kananaskis Whitewater festival. Kanfest, which will be held this year at Canoe Meadows August 10 - 12 2018 is a weekend to celebrate whitewater kayaking. It also just so happens to be the 25th anniversary of the festival! Kanfest is a festival for all people, of all kayaking abilities, and above all, is just plain fun!

18 MIN2018 JUL 25
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25. Kanfest - Kananaskis Whitewater Festival

24. Snow and Ice Training Weekend

If you want to climb bigger mountains, you need bigger skills. This episode is about a snow and ice training course that Kate took through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures to improve her knowledge and safety over snow and ice. Here Kate talks about her experience and some of this skills learnt during this 3 day course.

23 MIN2018 JUL 21
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24. Snow and Ice Training Weekend

23. Backpacking to Picklejar Lakes, Alberta

Picklejar Lakes Trail is located in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park and is an 11km round trip, moderately rated trail. In this episode Kate talks about her experience with it as a 1-night backpack trip. The trailhead is located off of highway 40, approximately 1.5hours from the far west side of Calgary.

12 MIN2018 JUL 3
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23. Backpacking to Picklejar Lakes, Alberta

22. BIKING! with Owner/ Operator of YYCMTB, David Mills

In this episode Kate chats with David Mills, who is the Owner/ Operator of YYCMTB as well as the current Executive Director of the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance. Kate and David talk about what the CMBA is, what they do, and what trails they are involved in. They also talk about how and why David start YYCMTB, and what programs it has to offer. Lets get biking!

34 MIN2018 JUN 22
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22. BIKING! with Owner/ Operator of YYCMTB, David Mills

21. Backpacking to Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground, Alberta

In this episode Kate talks about her 1 night backpack trip to Quaite Valley backcountry campground. This kid-friendly backpack trip is less than an hour from Calgary, in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial park Alberta.

14 MIN2018 JUN 19
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21. Backpacking to Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground, Alberta

Latest Episodes

30. XC Ski to Bryant Creek Shelter, Banff National Park

This episode overviews the 26.7km there and back trail to the Bryant Creek Shelter in Banff National Park. This trail, commonly used by hikers in the summer and back country skiers in the winter, is a gateway to Mount Assiniboine. Today joined by Jackie Allen, Kate and Jackie talk about their 1-night cross country ski trip to the shelter for the night.

35 MINMAR 31
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30. XC Ski to Bryant Creek Shelter, Banff National Park

29. Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

Have you ever been to the Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area? This gem is located just west of the Calgary city limit's and offer's 20km of hiking trails with interpretive signs, education programs, and is first and foremost a protected habitat for native wildlife. In this Episode Kate speaks with CEO Greg Shyba, and Education Coordinator Maureen Luchsinger about the conservations area, discussing how it came to be, and what it has to offer now! For more information, please visit: http://www.crossconservation.org/welcome

24 MIN2018 NOV 27
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29. Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area

28. Backpacking to Aylmer Junction and to Aylmer Lookout, AB

Want to do a stunning overnight hike, without too much planning? That's what the hike to Aylmer Junction Campground, and ten to Aylmer lookout was like! The 8km moderate hike into the campground runs along beautiful Minnewanka Lake in Banff National Park! Once there you have the option of hiking the more difficult trail up to Aylmer Lookout for another 8km return. For details, have a listen!

12 MIN2018 OCT 27
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28. Backpacking to Aylmer Junction and to Aylmer Lookout, AB

27. Backpacking Northover Ridge, AB

Northover ridge is a 33.7km trail located in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. This difficult hike/ easy scramble is a gorgeous loop that can be done in 1 - 3 days. In this podcast, Kate describes her experience with the trail as a 3 day trip, staying at both Aster and Three Isle Lake backcountry campgrounds.

28 MIN2018 AUG 21
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27. Backpacking Northover Ridge, AB

26. Hiking to Smutwood Peak

In this episode Kate, along with her friend Laurence, discuss hiking to Smutwood Peak in Kananaskis Alberta. The trail to Smutwood Peak is 19km, with 950m of elevation gain, and is rated as an easy scramble with incredible views!

22 MIN2018 AUG 11
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26. Hiking to Smutwood Peak

25. Kanfest - Kananaskis Whitewater Festival

Its all about that whitewater! In this episode Kate meets with Kelsey Baldwin, one of the volunteer organizers of Kanfest, the Kananaskis Whitewater festival. Kanfest, which will be held this year at Canoe Meadows August 10 - 12 2018 is a weekend to celebrate whitewater kayaking. It also just so happens to be the 25th anniversary of the festival! Kanfest is a festival for all people, of all kayaking abilities, and above all, is just plain fun!

18 MIN2018 JUL 25
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25. Kanfest - Kananaskis Whitewater Festival

24. Snow and Ice Training Weekend

If you want to climb bigger mountains, you need bigger skills. This episode is about a snow and ice training course that Kate took through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures to improve her knowledge and safety over snow and ice. Here Kate talks about her experience and some of this skills learnt during this 3 day course.

23 MIN2018 JUL 21
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24. Snow and Ice Training Weekend

23. Backpacking to Picklejar Lakes, Alberta

Picklejar Lakes Trail is located in Elbow-Sheep Wildland Provincial Park and is an 11km round trip, moderately rated trail. In this episode Kate talks about her experience with it as a 1-night backpack trip. The trailhead is located off of highway 40, approximately 1.5hours from the far west side of Calgary.

12 MIN2018 JUL 3
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23. Backpacking to Picklejar Lakes, Alberta

22. BIKING! with Owner/ Operator of YYCMTB, David Mills

In this episode Kate chats with David Mills, who is the Owner/ Operator of YYCMTB as well as the current Executive Director of the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance. Kate and David talk about what the CMBA is, what they do, and what trails they are involved in. They also talk about how and why David start YYCMTB, and what programs it has to offer. Lets get biking!

34 MIN2018 JUN 22
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22. BIKING! with Owner/ Operator of YYCMTB, David Mills

21. Backpacking to Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground, Alberta

In this episode Kate talks about her 1 night backpack trip to Quaite Valley backcountry campground. This kid-friendly backpack trip is less than an hour from Calgary, in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial park Alberta.

14 MIN2018 JUN 19
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21. Backpacking to Quaite Valley Backcountry Campground, Alberta