Bears were grazing across the lake and dogs were happy and oblivious when we stopped for a rest and lunch at Summit Lake. We thought we'd go further up the trail, but started late and had sore feet, so headed down for tea.
Location: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Length: 8 km
Companions: Troy, Chris, Rose & Cooper
Date: 17 September, 2022
We have to leave earlier all the time to get a walk in after work but before sunset. There is someone camped out here, not far off the trail but well hidden in this untrafficked part of the coulees. Should we worry? About them, about ourselves? Choosing not to.
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta
Length: 4 km
Companions: Mia & Rose
Date: 16 September, 2022
Smoky sunset and the coyotes were singing. Every time I walk to this bluff and sit down overlooking the Oldman River, I appreciate living in this particular place a little bit more.
Location: Pavan Park, Lethbridge
Length: 3 km
Companions: Troy, Chris, & Rose
Date: 14 September, 2022
It was a magical afternoon for a contemplative walk among the Cottonwood trees. Being With Trees was originally created as an audio walk for the Walking Art and Relational Geographies conference.
Location: Helen Schuler Nature Centre, Lethbridge
Length: 2 km
Companions: Annie and the group
Date: 8 September, 2022
It's a hot day at the end of summer, 38°C in town, so we headed to the high woods. Green, shady, quiet, well-worn trails through the pine and poplar, and no one else around - a walk like a big drink of cool water.
Location: Elkwater, Alberta
Length: 4 km
Companions: Tom & Rose
Date: 3 September, 2022
Sandra Cowan likes to walk on trails, paths, and city streets. She is based in southern Alberta, Canada, a visitor in the land of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy).