Burstall Pass Hiking Trail in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Distance: 9.8 miles round trip. Elevation change: 6,220 ft to 7,685 ft Time to Burstall Pass with stops: 2 hours 57 minutes Total hike with stops: 6 hours 15 minutes The trail to Burstall Pass begins at a parking lot next to Mud Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park along the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail. We drove […]


Unidentified Animal

We just came back from a great trip out to Colorado and saw an animal we have never seen before! Jess spotted it on our way back from Wheeler Geologic Area (northwest of South Fork) along the trail. It was sitting on a large boulder among a huge boulder field. There were smaller ones (babies […]


Garden of the Gods

I visited Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs recently for the first time. Garden of the Gods is a free public park (park map was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. I was limited on time and arrived promptly about 25 minutes before sunrise. Being unfamiliar with the area, I decided not […]