Canmore Kananaskis view
Flying over the Canadian Rockies in Kananaskis Country.

Last Man Standing in Canmore Kananaskis 

Dispatch by Delano Lavigne

Photos by Sergio David Spadavecchia

What to do now? What to do next?

The rest of Team Outpost has left—Lena to Vancouver and David to Toronto. I’ve decided to stay behind and take advantage of a few extra days away from my “regularly scheduled programming.”

The only question is: What do I do now? I should probably rest, but even after seven full days of tripping around the Canmore Kananaskis area, there are still so many things left undone.

Ha Ling is still crying out to me. Its northeast face, almost 300 metres tall, continues to tower over our trip as un fait non-accompli. Lena and I had talked about squeezing in one more hike before calling it quits, but the clouds rolled in late last night and temperatures dropped to below zero with snow likely falling on the summit.

Maybe I’ll get in the car and drive east to where the cloud ceiling is a little higher. I’m always ready and willing for another to visit Yamnuska. Maybe I’ll meet Barry Blanchard on the trail. Or maybe I’ll head to Barrier Lake and convince myself to go for a swim. A friend asked if I’d want to go rock climbing today; maybe I’ll do that.

There just never seems to be enough time to do it all. As much as I appreciate the opportunity Outpost Magazine has given me, I guess Canmore is just one of those places that force you to make difficult decisions between easy choices. I can’t say that it is bad thing. In fact, the world could use a little more of that. 

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