After bailing on my original plans for the weekend thanks to an unstable weather forecast, I was sitting at home in front of my computer with a long face when my wife, Hanneke walked downstairs and said, "why don't we go for a hike instead"? Indeed. Why not go for a hike instead of moping around the house all day? The weather for Saturday was actually looking pretty decent and despite lingering smoke from BC wildfires, a hike sounded perfect. After some fast thinking (it was already around 09:00 at this point - I'd already done an 8km walk that morning too), we settled on Grizzly Ridge in the Highwood Pass area of Kananaskis as our hiking destination for the day. I thought that Grizzly Ridge was more of a hike than a scramble - I expected it to be similar to Pocaterra Ridge, if not easier, and Hann had hiked that with me in 2011 no problem so I figured this was the perfect choice for a short, last minute hike that would still burn some calories and give some exercise.
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