The Intrepid Mother - Canmore - 51° 05' 03" N 115° 22' 07" W

It is a rare privilege to spend four-and-a-half months with your octogenarian Mum.  I am sure it is the longest time we have spend together since I started university. It is also a blessing that Mum is so fit and healthy - and oh so intrepid! We do believe that some of this is driven by the chronic FOMO (fear of missing out) from which, we as a family, greatly suffer. 

After equipping her with solid walking shoes and hiking poles, Mum was completely unstoppable and came along for every adventure from hiking on glaciers and through Algonquin Park to boating on Lake Minnewanka, and Chesapeake Bay to snow shoeing and making snow angels.  She certainly earned her handle - The Intrepid Mother!

The Intrepid Mother balancing on a beaver dam when canoeing down
 Twelve Mile Creek from Vermillion Lakes near Banff

Riding The Legacy Trail from Canmore to Banff - on the tandem!

Hiking on Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park

Climbing up The Dorset Fire Tower, Ontario

Helming the good ship Bigwin on the Lake of Bays, Ontario

Canoeing on Kawagama Lake, Ontario

Hiking in Algonquin Park, Muskoka, Ontario

Hiking a section of The Appalachian Trail at Harpers Ferry, Pennsylvania

Dinghying out to Scylla for a morning sail, Annapolis, Maryland

Exploring the exhibits at The Smithsonian in Washington DC

Hamming it up on Dewey Beach in Delaware

Feeling peckish in Obernai, France

Enjoying the sunrise at -32c in Alberta

Hiking the Bow River trails in Canmore

Riding the Angel Chairlift up Lookout Mountain at Sunshine Village

Standing on the Continental Divide and the border of BC and Alberta

Hiking on Vermillion Lakes, Banff

Making a snow angel in Fernie, BC

Earning her keep by clearing the driveway, Canmore

Hiking through the snow to harvest a Christmas Tree

Catching dinner at Bass Pro!

Snowshoeing at Lake Louise

Mum, you are a legend! Thanks for coming to stay and joining in all our crazy adventures.  We are truly blessed to have you as our Mum.


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