Here are some photos and videos from the boys hanging out in Cochrane,
including Calaway Park, hiking in the mountains, and camping in Boulton Creek.

Heart Creek


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We took the boys for a morning hike at Heart Creek, one of the most family-friendly hikes
in the Rockies. Here's Walter using his magnifying glass to find bugs.


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Take boys, add creek, and this always makes for fun. Here are the boys washing rocks and
playing in the water.


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Henry thought the big climbing walls at Heart Creek were neat, and that the open holes
were 'bat caves'.


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I try to bring binoculars for most of our hikes, even if their usage winds up mostly being
play time for Walter. He's wearing his hat like a 'teenager' per Walter.


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Henry in Heart Creek.

Calaway Park


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Henry really likes the exhibits that the folks at Calaway do for Hallowe'en.


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Both boys love watching the big roller coaster at Calaway. In Henry's case, he likes just watching
it. In Walter's case, he's looking forward to when he's big enough to ride it.


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Walter is always excited to ride the log ride with his Daddy.


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My favourite ride at Calaway is the log ride, and here's Walter, who doesn't appear to love this
ride in this photo, but absolutely loves it.


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Walter driving bumper cars.

Walter driving bumper cars



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Maria and I went for a bike ride along the Legacy Trail. Here she is at Valleyview viewpoint.


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Henry playing at the 'wooden climber' park in the NE corner of Sunset.


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Natalia and her horse Stepper.


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I love this photo of Walter, wearing his 'Muddy Buddy' at outdoor school.


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Walter likes to help his Mommy bake, in this case making pumpkin cinnamon buns.

Camping at Boulton Creek


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The smoke from the wildfires on the West Coast has stayed with us for a few weeks. Henry tells
me that 'I love the red sun Daddy!' This is from the High Rockies trail of Boulton Creek.


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Henry riding his mountain bike along the High Rockies trail.


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Henry really liked going to the Trading Post at Boulton Creek and I wound up buying a couple
of bows and arrows for the boys to play with. Here's Henry trying this out.


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Walter quite liked the bow and arrow pick up here.


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The boys decided to try to ambush some squirrels with their bows.


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We went for a family walk down to the Boulton Creek bridge, which the boys enjoyed. Henry has
the map here so he's leading the charge.


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Henry on Boulton Bridge.


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Walter loved this bow set and was running around (and biking around) yelling 'AIR BOW!' and
using it without the arrow.


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Here's Crazy Carl and Jen as they're making us dinner.


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The boys had a pretty big day here and they're slowly winding down while watching a downloaded
show Natalia had pre-downloaded (smart Mommy).


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Yummy rib dinner while camping! Yes!


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One of the things we like about Boulton Creek is the ability to bike and hike right from the campsite
so we don't have to drive anywhere to explore. Here's a cool mushroom we found near the A loop.

Henry riding down a hill on his bike


Hiking to Rawson Lake


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Camping with only Henry meant we could be pretty nimble in the morning with packing. We decided
to hike up to Rawson Lake to go fishing, and we were able to be there pretty early. Here's Henry
checking out the Upper Kananaskis Lake from the Upper Lakes trailhead.


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Henry hiked with his fishing rod in his hand the whole way up.


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Henry liked the new composite bridge along the lakeside trail.


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He also liked the nurse logs and the animal homes inside trees on the way up the trail.
This trail covers ~300m elevation gain and is about 4km from the car. Henry did really well
and managed to keep the whining to a manageable level.


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Henry liked the boardwalks on the trail near the lake.


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Henry at Rawson Lake.


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We had our lunch at this spot.

Fishing at Rawson Lake



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Henry and I and a bit of leftover glacier at Rawson Lake.


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A nice fall day in the mountains.

Biking to Troll Falls

Henry biking on Troll Falls trail



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Henry and I took a bike ride up to Troll Falls to explore. Since it's barely 2km, it was a quick
10 minute bike ride to the first falls and then we walked around the area.


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Henry liked the trolls that were dotted all around the water falls area.


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Henry and the first falls of Troll Falls.


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Kudos to AB Parks for cleaning up the lower trailhead, making it VERY obvious where to avoid,
along with the new signs and trail to guide people to the upper falls. This is a super neat
falls area with the ability to hike behind it.


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Henry and I at the Upper Falls.


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Henry thought the 'Mustang' was a sweet vehicle.


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A huge teepee was built close to the Troll Falls first waterfall, which Henry was excited
to explore.


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Henry and the Kananaskis Valley, 20 Sept 2020.


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I did some repair work on my mountaineering boots using PTEX. Let's see how it holds together over
temperature and wear but at least it seals the boot.

Extra video of the boys being famous in a biking video for the Colt


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