Tuesday, July 30, 2013

We Went for the Snowshoeing and Returned for the Mountain Biking

Last winter I spent the most amazing couple of days snowshoeing in Kananaskis, Alberta  while based out of the remote Mount Engadine Lodge.    It was an incredible weekend with soft fluffy powder deep enough to lose myself in coupled with the backcountry decadence I experienced at the lodge.   I immediately added the trip to my list of “things I MUST do again before I die” list and hoped I’d visit Mount Engadine Lodge again sooner than later.  Little did I know that the opportunity would present itself not even 4 months later and that I’d be back to try a completely different sport this time.  I went for the snowshoeing but returned for the mountain biking – and this time I brought the whole family with me!

Biking at Mt. Shark near Mount Engadine Lodge

We had a fabulous weekend biking at the Canmore Nordic Centre, biking to Watridge Lake at Mt. Shark and enjoying the fine cuisine that Mount Engadine Lodge is well known for.  To read more about the trip, please follow this link to my story for Snowshoe Magazine, just published today.

Mount Engadine Lodge, Kananaskis

While Kananaskis has been forever changed by the recent flooding of late June, trails are opening again, Mount Engadine Lodge is back in business, and the Spray Valley is good to go!!  I can't recommend enough dropping in at the Lodge this weekend for tea after taking a family bike ride or hike to Watridge Lake.

Biking to Watridge Lake, Mt. Shark

For more on Mount Engadine Lodge, check out the previous story I wrote here on my blog titled, Just Another Day in Paradise at Mount Engadine Lodge

Paradise at Mt. Engadine Lodge

For more information on mountain biking in Kananaskis, check out the book review I just wrote for  Bike Pirate last week. 

Biking at the Canmore Nordic Centre

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