I like to do an easy first hike of the season to wake up my dormant muscles and test out new gear. I call it a shake-down hike. Winter has been ver long in Alberta, and there is still a lot of snow in the mountains. This is a good early season area, in the Highwood region of Kananaskis. Some of my other videos of this area include Lake of the Horns and Loomis Lake. The access road is blocked by a gate until June 1st, but that doesn’t stop me from going in early. I park near the Highwood station and hike across the bridge over the Highwood River to the trail head. It’s not a spectacular hike by any means, but it offers solitude and some interesting exploration opportunities. I spent the first day basically bushwacking. This video is a little different from my other videos. It’s got more point-of-view footage. I’m always trying different ideas for videos. I’m also always training to film new trails for people. I love this country.