A Guide to Alberta Outdoors

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-15
  • Publisher: Bayeux Arts Inc
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In A Guide to Alberta Outdoors - Rides, Hikes, Birds and Beats Joyce Moore takes the reader with her as she rides horses in the Kananaskis or walks with friends in the beauty of out mountains. She introduces you to the birds and animals she meets and you even get acquainted with her grandchildren. Her column, Outdoor Journal, has been published for the last twenty years in The Regional, a section with the southern Alberta weekly newspapers in Okotoks, High River, Vulcan, Nanton, Claresholm and Fort Macleod. This book is a selection of the best of them. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Joyce Moore loves the out-of-doors. She enjoys hiking and horseback riding in the high country with family and friends and bird watching wherever she goes. She was born on a farm in southern Ontario, received a BSc from the University of Toronto, became a dietician and moved to Calgary. With her husband, Don, she owns the Highwood River Ranch in Alberta's foothills, the base for her nature observations and her adventures in the mountains.

Table of Contents

Seeing the Mountains on Foot
Ridge Walk Provides a Day on Highp. 3
Hike in the Alpine at Lake O'Harap. 5
A Trek to Ribbon Fallsp. 7
Trail of the Six Glaciers Leads to Mountain Grandeurp. 9
Pickle Jar Lakes on Footp. 11
Hikers Attracted to Karst Spring at Watridge Lakep. 13
Birders Watching Birds
Great Horned Owl Raises Four Youngp. 17
Magpies in the Construction Businessp. 19
Red-Breasted Nuthatch: A Favourite at the Feederp. 21
Freeloading Parents of the Bird Worldp. 23
A Turkey Vulture in the Foothillsp. 25
Gray (Hungarian) Partridge Flourishing on the Ranchp. 27
Dipper Watching on the Kananaskis Riverp. 29
Wild Swans Feeding on Our Sloughsp. 31
Ferruginous Hawksp. 33
Struggling Spruce Provides Perch for Golden-Crowned Kingletp. 35
The Demure Waxwings of Summerp. 37
There Are Animals Out There Too
Canada's National Emblem Causes Griefp. 41
Tread Lightly in the Woodsp. 43
Carrots and Coyotesp. 45
Richardson's Ground Squirrels Are Out. Can Spring Be Far Behind?p. 47
Moose on the Movep. 49
Mule Deer in Rutp. 51
Adventures on Horseback
Return to a Favourite Spot on High: Carnarvon Lakep. 55
Adventure on Mist Ridgep. 57
Trip up the Sheep River Brings Back Memoriesp. 60
Travelling by Team and Wagonp. 62
Bar U Trail Ride a Pleasure for Participantsp. 65
Fun with the Children
An Autumn Day at the Zoop. 69
Trekking with a Two-Year-OIdp. 71
Cat Creek Hike Ideal for Childrenp. 73
Destinations of Note
Fabulous Frank Lakep. 77
An Inglewood Outing in Springp. 79
And Lastly, a Day at the Ranch
Naturalists Flock to Highwood Riverp. 83
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