Forgotten Fire Lookout

February 26, 2016

“Anyone can see a forest fire. Skill lies in sniffing the first smoke.” ~Robert A. Heinlein Black Rock Mountain, a prominent peak in the front range of the Canadian Rockies, features a small piece of […]

Enter The Rat’s Nest

October 1, 2015

I found myself in a precarious position.  Lying on my stomach, face in the dirt, sandwiched between limestone on all sides.  Swallowed in darkness, except for the beam of light projecting from my headlamp.  Moments […]

Searching For Wild Bill

September 17, 2015

“I headed downslope to where the cubs were feeding and came up at them, hoping to scare them into one or another of my mining shafts for protection.  It worked perfectly, as they ran for […]

Jurassic Province

September 4, 2015

When Jurassic Park opened in theaters back in 1993 it sparked dinosaur fever.  The massive blockbuster, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel of the same name, grossed $900 million worldwide in it’s […]

The Birthplace of Canada’s National Parks

June 12, 2015

As Calgary residents we are fortunate to have Banff National Park in our own backyard.  I’m willing to bet if you’re reading this that you’ve spent some time within Banff’s borders, but do you truly know the history of […]

Breaking Bad(lands)

May 29, 2015

As you drive along the highway the vast prairie gives way to an alien landscape.  What was once short grasses and farmland now appears to be the surface of another planet.  Strange rock formations, prickly […]

Hunting History

May 15, 2015

One of the things I like to do while spending time outside is searching for clues that make the past come alive.  Decommissioned fire lookouts, decrepit old cabins, barns that are about to topple over, ghost […]

Mystery On McGillivray

February 20, 2015

Maybe you’ve heard about the mysterious cavern on the north-facing slopes of Mount McGillivray.  Maybe you’ve had the privilege of visiting the puzzling site in person.  Maybe you’ve even thoroughly explored the hollowed-out passages that […]

Lest We Forget

November 10, 2014

Each November Canadians wear a Poppy to show respect for those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The freedoms we enjoy in this country are directly attributed to the immeasurable sacrifices […]