You might have already stumbled across Rachel's instagram- @trailsandbears. With a feed full of fuzzy faces and big noses looking adoringly into the camera it is a dog lovers heaven. Keep reading to learn how these rescue dogs deserving of love are finding their furever home through Rachel's creative work!
For over 30 years she has been writing and publishing trail guides to Alberta's Kananaskis Country. We sat down with Gillean at her home in Calgary to chat about her experiences in hiking, the women who inspire her and the moment when she decided to create her first guide book - Kananaskis Trail Guide Vol 1.
"Freedom to roam and connection to the earth, to the people around me, and to myself. I have had some of the best moments in life in the mountains, but also some of the hardest life lessons."
Being new to a sport can be intimidating, embrace the sport, make new friends and find out through that new friendship why that person is crushing the 13's! I'm sure it will help with your motivation.
"I would say simply that the mountains are for everyone. I think no matter what level of outdoor adventurer you are - from weekend hikers to professional alpine climbers - we can all get out in it. "
We all know the best way to start or end an outdoor adventure is with a nice warm, caffeinated drink; but where are you going to go? Well – A.V and I have done the work for you! Read below about our top 7 places to catch a buzz in the Bow Valley area.