The Highwood

Where the Larches Are

So, where are the best larches in Kananaskis Country. There are many old favourites — Burstal Pass, Pocaterra Ridge, Chester Lake — but there are many others. Here is our selection of some of the best larch hikes.

Mt. Burke Re-route Trail

So we were out yesterday on the one fine day between rainy days looking to find a bypass to the flood damaged Salter Creek section. The sight of a river running down Salter Creek made us even more determined to find a better route. The bypass starts just before the north bank trail of Plateau Creek reaches Salter [...]

First Spring Flowers

And now for something on the lighter side. Before the last snowfall,  on the last day of April when the temperature reached the 20s, we hot-footed it down to the Highwood. As an appetizer before hiking up Fir Creek, we  walked the Marsden Creek trail to the col — a distance of only 900 m [...]