Snowshoes vs. Microspikes: What to Wear for Winter Hiking

One thing that I have noticed when I go out hiking/snowshoeing in the mountains at winter here in the Vancouver area is that many people only have snowshoes, so that is what they bring with them, no matter what the conditions are. This is far from optimal, possibly even dangerous...

Snowshoes vs. Microspikes: What to Wear for Winter Hiking

One thing that I have noticed when I go out hiking/snowshoeing in the mountains at winter here in the Vancouver area is that many people only have snowshoes, so that is what they bring with them, no matter what the conditions are. This is far from optimal, possibly even dangerous...

Dehydrated Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Backpacker Camp Meal - Keto, Low-Carb, Vegan Option

Pad Thai has always been one of the common Asian offerings for dehydrated meals for backpacking. To make it keto, I replaced the usual rice noodles with spaghetti squash, which dehydrates beautifully and brings a natural sweetness that works well with this dish.

Dehydrated Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Backpacker Camp Meal - Keto, Low-Carb, Vegan Option

Pad Thai has always been one of the common Asian offerings for dehydrated meals for backpacking. To make it keto, I replaced the usual rice noodles with spaghetti squash, which dehydrates beautifully and brings a natural sweetness that works well with this dish.

Unfinished Hiking Business: My Trials and Tribulations at Cathedral Provincial Park - Part 2 of 2

In yesterday's post, I started the story of my trip to Cathedral Provincial Park last weekend. This week, I'll continue the story with my experiences hiking the Cathedral Rim and Glacier Lake Trails, as well as camping in unexpectedly challenging conditions.

Unfinished Hiking Business: My Trials and Tribulations at Cathedral Provincial Park - Part 2 of 2

In yesterday's post, I started the story of my trip to Cathedral Provincial Park last weekend. This week, I'll continue the story with my experiences hiking the Cathedral Rim and Glacier Lake Trails, as well as camping in unexpectedly challenging conditions.

Unfinished Hiking Business: My Trials and Tribulations at Cathedral Provincial Park - Part 1 of 2

One of the trips Chris and I have had on our BC hiking bucket list has been to go to Cathedral Provincial Park, out near Keremeos, to hike the Cathedral Rim Trail, along with a few others in the area. I was told it was one of the best hikes in southern BC.

Unfinished Hiking Business: My Trials and Tribulations at Cathedral Provincial Park - Part 1 of 2

One of the trips Chris and I have had on our BC hiking bucket list has been to go to Cathedral Provincial Park, out near Keremeos, to hike the Cathedral Rim Trail, along with a few others in the area. I was told it was one of the best hikes in southern BC.

Exploring the Sea-to-Sky Marine Trail: Ramillies Channel and Islet View Campsites

Chris and I have decided we want to experience as much of the Sea-to-Sky Marine Trail as we can now that we have gained more experiences kayaking, are mostly finished our level 2 sea kayaking certification with Paddle Canada

Exploring the Sea-to-Sky Marine Trail: Ramillies Channel and Islet View Campsites

Chris and I have decided we want to experience as much of the Sea-to-Sky Marine Trail as we can now that we have gained more experiences kayaking, are mostly finished our level 2 sea kayaking certification with Paddle Canada

Seeing the Sun on Panorama Ridge: An Overnight Mountain Backpacking Trip to Golden Ears

Over twenty years ago, I found myself researching what kinds of hikes I could look forward to in the Vancouver area. One such search showed me beautiful photos of people camping on a mountain ridge where they could watch the rising and setting sun from their tent. The place was Panorama Ridge...

Seeing the Sun on Panorama Ridge: An Overnight Mountain Backpacking Trip to Golden Ears

Over twenty years ago, I found myself researching what kinds of hikes I could look forward to in the Vancouver area. One such search showed me beautiful photos of people camping on a mountain ridge where they could watch the rising and setting sun from their tent. The place was Panorama Ridge...

Exploring West Canyon Trail to Alder Flats to Viewpoint Beach: My Solo Overnight Backpacking Trip to Golden Ears

I was starting to feel antsy and cooped up around the house. I'd been wanting to away to be in nature even just for a night for a while. Chris and I had planned to get away Wed night, but he ended up being too busy to go. I decided to head to Golden Ears to do a solo backpacking trip...

Exploring West Canyon Trail to Alder Flats to Viewpoint Beach: My Solo Overnight Backpacking Trip to Golden Ears

I was starting to feel antsy and cooped up around the house. I'd been wanting to away to be in nature even just for a night for a while. Chris and I had planned to get away Wed night, but he ended up being too busy to go. I decided to head to Golden Ears to do a solo backpacking trip...

DIY Natural Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Recipe - Homemade Body Products

I've been switching over to making a lot of my own body products to minimize my exposure to chemicals that have a negative impact on health. While I seem to be able to find more natural commercially made deodorants these days, sometimes I want an unscented product for hiking in bear country

DIY Natural Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Recipe - Homemade Body Products

I've been switching over to making a lot of my own body products to minimize my exposure to chemicals that have a negative impact on health. While I seem to be able to find more natural commercially made deodorants these days, sometimes I want an unscented product for hiking in bear country

The Pixie Menstrual Cup: Body Product Review

I have had friends rave about period cups for years, extolling the virtues of their convenience and environmental-friendliness, but I was admittedly resistant to the idea. The thought of putting a large silicon thing up there didn't sound appealing...

The Pixie Menstrual Cup: Body Product Review

I have had friends rave about period cups for years, extolling the virtues of their convenience and environmental-friendliness, but I was admittedly resistant to the idea. The thought of putting a large silicon thing up there didn't sound appealing...

See More Snow: Snowshoeing and Winter Backpacking Experiences at Mount Seymour

Under the current COVID travel restrictions, we're advised to stick to local mountains for our outdoor activities. This past weekend, Chris and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day cozied up together in a tent on a snowy mountain after a day of snowshoeing. We chose Mount Seymour for this...

See More Snow: Snowshoeing and Winter Backpacking Experiences at Mount Seymour

Under the current COVID travel restrictions, we're advised to stick to local mountains for our outdoor activities. This past weekend, Chris and I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day cozied up together in a tent on a snowy mountain after a day of snowshoeing. We chose Mount Seymour for this...


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