Heart Creek Trail

Yesterday, I had made plans with my friend Nicole and her puppy Dallas to join my and my pups for a hike. We decided on Heart Creek Trail (check out that site, it’s pretty cool!), just outside of Canmore. It’s a pretty short hike, but it was easy enough for all the doggies and we could sit at the end of the trail for some lunch.

I packed a bunch of snacks for my lunch: BC cherries, red peppers, carrots, pepperoni, cheese, and a Quest bar. I also packed some doggie treats and lots of water.

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I have done this hike a couple times before, but yesterday was a lot different than the previous trips because this trail was hit by the big flood from a couple months ago. The start of the trail was the same, but pretty soon the path was covered in river rock and fallen trees. There were a few times that we had to carefully walk over the creek. (Reggie is not a fan of water, so I had to carry him in one arm while holding on to Layla’s leash as she crazily scampered across.)

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And there were a ton of log bridges. And by ‘bridges’ I mean 2 logs screwed together and strategically placed over the creek. NOT FUN when trying to cross with two crazy beasts on leashes. There were a couple of almost mishaps!

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I obviously didn’t get any photos of the bridges because I value my life and not losing my dogs in the woods.

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When we got to the end of the trail (I didn’t think we would be able to get to the end because of all the flood debris) we sat to eat. Layla had a few dunks in the water.

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We took our time, so the hike managed to stretch to just about 2 hours. 

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Which was enough to tire these two out. Thankfully.

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…and the view on the way home.

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We all took naps when we got back.

Other happenings from the day:

  • Prior to the hike, I managed to squeeze in a bit of strength training. Lots of lunge variations with gliding discs and some upper body work using 10 lb dumbbells.
  • I bought a Hugh Jass watermelon and cut that sucker up. 1/2 will go towards snacking and the other 1/2 will be frozen for some margaritas (if you want one, come on over!)
  • Chicken fajita wraps for dinner
  • Traditional Hot Yoga class (anyone ever want to come to a class with me?)
  • Discovered Reggie had a broken canine and inquired with the vet how much the extraction would cost. Got the voicemail with the estimate after my 75 minute yoga class and all zen was lost after hearing it would be AT LEAST $850. Oy.
  • Duck Dynasty is back!

How was your hump day? 

3 thoughts on “Heart Creek Trail

  1. Watermelon margarita? I’m comin’ over NOW! I’ve never done that hike near Canmore – looks gorgeous, though. I’m going to be out there next weekend in case you want to come for a nice, light, run with me?!?! I’m going to do the Legacy Trail between Canmore & Banff. It’s an easy 13.1 miles. Come on, whaddaya say!!

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