That being said, I was on Global Morning News here in Calgary this morning talking about my favourite fall hikes to do in the Banff area and my Top Autumn Hikes Story just appeared in the fall issue of Calgary's Child. If you live in the Calgary area, you can pick up a copy everywhere around the city. Otherwise, click on the link above to read the full story on Calgary's Child's Website. To watch my interview, follow this link to the Global News Website.
|September at Sunshine Meadows, Banff|
In preparation for the change of seasons, I've also updated my Spring Hikes Page. It is now called Spring and Fall Hiking and can be found as a tab at the top of the website. Many of you have told me how much you like having the Spring Hikes up year round so rather than remove the page for winter, I added a few Autumn favourites and the page will be a permanent feature on my blog. Most of the hikes are good shoulder season trips that can be done in either spring or fall when snow persists after a long winter or has started to fall higher up in the Rockies.
|October at Cat Creek Falls, Kananaskis|
Two other stories I want to draw your attention to are my previous ones on Life After Summer in the Mountains. Part One focuses on the clothing you'll need for fall hiking and Part Two focuses on great hikes you'll enjoy through November until you transition to skis or snowshoes. I also talk about why you should continue to get out to the mountains in October or November when everything is getting dark, the grass is brown, and snow is starting to fall. We've enjoyed some fabulous hikes in the shoulder season and it was my aim in writing these posts that you'd find the same enjoyment.
|Larch Valley in September, Lake Louise|
Finally, if you're up for more reading over your Sunday coffee, here are some other favourites:
Autumn Family Trip to Lake O'Hara
- Our Backcountry Trip at the Elizabeth Parker Hut, Lake O'Hara in September, 2012
|Lake O'Hara in September|
A Stress Free Day in the Mountains
- Hiking Sundance Canyon in October
|The Paved Trail leading to Sundance Canyon|
November in Banff
- Hiking The Fenland Trail
- Exploring Cascade Ponds and Lake Minnewanka
- Hiking up Tunnel Mountain
- Skating on Johnston Lake
|Skating Season in Banff on Johnston Lake|