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Featuring resources for the novice to intermediate hiker, including photographs and quips of my personal experiences
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10 Easy Hikes near Calgary - Hiking Alberta

10 Easy Hikes near Calgary - Hiking Alberta | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Examples of hikes for beginners which are short, easy, and suitable for building skills gradually.
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Connected Camping: Parks Canada wants to install Wi-Fi hotspots in the wilderness

Connected Camping: Parks Canada wants to install Wi-Fi hotspots in the wilderness | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Parks Canada wants to install wireless Internet access hotspots at up to 50 of its parks this year, and it expects to triple that number soon afterward.
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9 Tips for Winter Camping

9 Tips for Winter Camping | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Snow camping is enjoyable with the right gear and cold weather essentials. Whether you are snowshoeing into the backcountry or car camping in cold weather, a few essential tips and the right equipment will make winter camping enjoyable.
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Rocky Mountain Journal: How To Dress For Winter Hiking

Rocky Mountain Journal: How To Dress For Winter Hiking | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
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10 Great Hikes in Kananaskis Elbow – Hiking Alberta

10 Great Hikes in Kananaskis Elbow – Hiking Alberta | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
If you look forward to hiking in the mountains, this post presents a few great early season hikes within easy access of Calgary, Alberta.
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Parks Canada - Trail Report

Current trail conditions
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Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section

Kananaskis Country Public Safety Section | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
The Kananaskis Country public safety section is a professional search and rescue organization...
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Bear Safety Tips | Hiking Camping

Bear Safety Tips | Hiking Camping | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
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Large male grizzly out and about in Banff National Park | Calgary Herald

Large male grizzly out and about in Banff National Park | Calgary Herald | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
No. 122, a 700-pound male grizzly bear, is out of hibernation in Banff National Park.
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Hiking The Wonders Of The World Without Stepping Outside

Hiking The Wonders Of The World Without Stepping Outside | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Hiking The Wonders Of The World Without Stepping Outside @Worldcrunch Worldcrunch - Great stories from the world's best news sources
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Stunning footage of lynx staring into Banff window - Calgary - CBC News

Stunning footage of lynx staring into Banff window - Calgary - CBC News | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Parks Canada conservation officer captured rare images of reclusive creatures.
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Grizzly bears expected out of dens soon

Grizzly bears expected out of dens soon | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Grizzly bears in Banff National Park went into their dens earlier last fall than in recent years — but large male grizzlies are expected to emerge from their winter’s slumber at the usual time in the coming weeks.
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Snowshoeing Guides and Trips in Alberta | EveryTrail

Snowshoeing Guides and Trips in Alberta | EveryTrail | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Guides and trips to plan your next snowshoeing adventure in Alberta. Download guides, maps, and pictures to your iPhone or Android using the EveryTrail mobile apps.
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10 classic hikes of the Canadian Rockies

10 classic hikes of the Canadian Rockies | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Summer comes only once a year, and your body and soul need some action. So now’s the time to toss the PVR box to the neighbours and get your hiking boots ready for 10 classics. From best views to historic hikes, here’s a sampling of hiking hits in the Canadian Rockies.
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On the trail: Hiking 101: What to wear and what not to wear

On the trail: Hiking 101: What to wear and what not to wear | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
I'm excited to write this column for the Coloradoan. If there's one form of recreation I'm more passionate about than running, it has to be hiking.
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Google lets you tour Banff and other mountain parks from the couch

Google lets you tour Banff and other mountain parks from the couch | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Hike up Tunnel Mountain to get a bird’s-eye view of the Banff townsite, visit the blue-green waterfall in Johnston Canyon or take in the stunning mountain vistas at Lake Louise — all without leaving your couch.
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Winter Camping in Canada

Winter camping in Canada is an ideal winter camping vacation. Be sure to bring essential winter camping gear on your Canadian winter camping trip.
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Scenic Petals: Plain of Six Glaciers

Scenic Petals: Plain of Six Glaciers | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
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Alberta Trail Net Information Centre

Alberta Trail Net Information Centre | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
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Learn How to Camp Safely In Bear Country

Learn How to Camp Safely In Bear Country | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Find information on Canada's National Historic Sites, National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and on other cultural and natural heritage related topics.
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Scenic Petals

Scenic Petals | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it

Does your dog need to lose weight. Take up hiking. Combinded with an improved diet it won't be long before you see a change. My dog lost 32 lbs

 

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Ask A Vet: How to Protect Your Dog While Hiking | 7x7

Ask A Vet: How to Protect Your Dog While Hiking | 7x7 | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. Dr. Jeannine Berger, DVM, DACVB is a board certified veterinary behaviorist who counsels guardians whose pets’ issues are beyond the scope of training.
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Hiking: Tips on Planning a Trip Outdoors

Hiking: Tips on Planning a Trip Outdoors | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Planning a trip or even a short vacation can be confusing – which location, the cost of the trip and mainly of fitness enthusiastic what are the healthy options. Hiking and trekking are gaining popularity with city youths; heading out into the...
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Canadian Rocky Mountains : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost

Canadian Rocky Mountains : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
Canadian Rocky Mountains : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering
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Top 10 Greatest Hikes in Canada

Top 10 Greatest Hikes in Canada | Exploring the Rocky Mountians | Scoop.it
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