Writing On Stone, Alberta
It was more of an amble and a scramble than a hike. We climbed among the hoodoos and walked along the river, making plans for summer camping and kayak trips, and confirming again and again how good, how important, how sane it is to be away from screens for the day.
Location: Writing on Stone Provincial Park & UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alberta
Length: 3 km
Date: 27 March 2021
Down to the River Again
The blue sky was undeniable. We met on 11th St. and walked the usual neighbourhood to coulees to river and back, having the loveliest conversation. Walking and talking.
Location: Southside Coulees to Oldman River, Lethbridge, Alberta
Length: 7 km
Date: 7 March 2021
Pavan Park, Lethbridge
A slate grey day, with a cold wind, but we were all game for a walk and some art talk. It's a rare pleasure to hang out with people - still at a distance, outside - after a year of pandemic. restrictions. I have always combined walking and socializing, but as the only way to visit in person, walks with people have taken on an importance that is hard to articulate. I've been trying to, and can't quite name it, but I know this: connection is essential.
Location: Pavan Park, Lethbridge, Alberta
Length: 4km + a hill
Companions: Troy, Gary, Bekk
Date: 6 March 2021
Sandra Cowan likes to walk on trails, paths, and city streets. She is based in southern Alberta, Canada, as a visitor in the land of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Nation).