The Road Less Travelled

Local outdoor enthusiast Terri Windover to share updates, highlights and features on everything wild in the Wood Buffalo region in new Connect Weekly feature. SUPPLIED PHOTO

Local outdoor enthusiast Terri Windover to share updates, highlights and features on everything wild in the Wood Buffalo region in new Connect Weekly feature. SUPPLIED PHOTO

By TERRI WINDOVER, Connect Contributor

Welcome to the first edition of Connect Weekly’s “The Road Less Travelled” column.

From fishing, hunting and camping to adventuring and exploring; this column will feature everything outdoors in our region and all the things many local residents love to do in it.

With hopes to encourage more residents to get outdoors and enjoy what Wood Buffalo has to offer, it will cover activities and events throughout our varied seasons with a wide variety of topics.

As the writer, I love new experience, especially if they are outdoors and result in getting covered in mud or going somewhere new. And though I haven’t always been an avid outdoorsperson. (I was once the epitome of a high-maintenance, urban-loving, Toronto-living, social diva, who never left my house without full makeup, an epic hairdo and a pair of five-inch heels… Needless to say, I’ve changed.)

Once I left the fast-paced urbanity of Toronto in 2000, I learned how to camp – in a tent and not a cottage – and over the last 15 years, I’ve fallen in love with nature.

Whether it is climbing to Kings Throne Summit in Kluane Park in the Yukon with just my camera and a waterbottle (I don’t recommend it – be prepared), spelunking in Canmore or spending my time quading, snowmobiling or camping locally around Fort McMurray; there are many things to explore and ways to explore it.

When you step off the beaten path, you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Join me as, we take the road less travelled and step into a life of adventure and beauty.

For more stories and pictures follow me on Instagram @TerriWindover or on www.facebook.com/terri.windover.define.fit

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