Getting ready…?

Snow already, but not to stay.

It’s not very often we end August with this much moisture in southern Alberta and with recent snow blanketing higher elevations , mother nature is signalling that the beach season is nearing it’s end.  Recognizing our day length is shortening and in anticipation of the pain of our first ski up Moraine Lake road in November, we may want to consider adding a little variety into fall hiking excursions by trying Nordic Walking.

Nordic walking, or for the ambitious, ski striding, is a popular exercise choice among cross country skiers during the off season as it provides a full body workout that burns more calories than regular walking, provide shoulder and back strength conditioning for poling and has less impact on the joints than running –especially going downhill.  Try them out around Okotoks where with a valid Town Library membership, you can check a pair out for a weekend before purchasing and heading into the hills to enjoy the fall colours.

One last thing: 

Come by for quick visit and say hello to some of the CRNSC gang at tonight’s Okotoks annual Parade of Programs (6-8:30pm).

 

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