Elsay Lake Trail: A Challenging Mount Seymour Trail that Leaves You Wanting

I had done most of the main trails available at Mount Seymour Provincial Park, but had always had my eye on the Elsay Lake Trail. Listed as being a more challenging one, it has the benefit of a lake and an emergency hut when you get where you're going...

Elsay Lake Trail: A Challenging Mount Seymour Trail that Leaves You Wanting

I had done most of the main trails available at Mount Seymour Provincial Park, but had always had my eye on the Elsay Lake Trail. Listed as being a more challenging one, it has the benefit of a lake and an emergency hut when you get where you're going...

Backpacking Mount Hood's Timberline Trail: A Short Thru-Hike for Weekend Warriors

My husband and I had a few days off for the August long weekend, so we decided to go on a short backpacking trip. We wanted something no more than around 5-6 hours from Vancouver, but good bang for our buck in terms of awesomeness of the trail. We wanted a 3-night trip, but nothing crazy hard.

Backpacking Mount Hood's Timberline Trail: A Short Thru-Hike for Weekend Warriors

My husband and I had a few days off for the August long weekend, so we decided to go on a short backpacking trip. We wanted something no more than around 5-6 hours from Vancouver, but good bang for our buck in terms of awesomeness of the trail. We wanted a 3-night trip, but nothing crazy hard.

Where Sea Meets Sky: Reflections on My Solo Backpacking Experience of the West Coast Trail

You may be wondering why it took me so long to write this post. My solo backpacking trip of the West Coast Trail was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I just wasn’t quite ready to unpack and put it away mentally. Now that the end of summer is upon us, and I’ve had lots of other adventures,I’m ready.

Where Sea Meets Sky: Reflections on My Solo Backpacking Experience of the West Coast Trail

You may be wondering why it took me so long to write this post. My solo backpacking trip of the West Coast Trail was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I just wasn’t quite ready to unpack and put it away mentally. Now that the end of summer is upon us, and I’ve had lots of other adventures,I’m ready.

Coastal Hiking Bliss: Solo Backpacking the West Coast Trail in 3-Day - Part 3

In my last blog post, part 2 of this series, I wrote about the middle part of the journey of my 3-day, 75km solo backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail. In today's post, part 3 will cover the last leg of my trip from Camper Bay to Gordon River.

Coastal Hiking Bliss: Solo Backpacking the West Coast Trail in 3-Day - Part 3

In my last blog post, part 2 of this series, I wrote about the middle part of the journey of my 3-day, 75km solo backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail. In today's post, part 3 will cover the last leg of my trip from Camper Bay to Gordon River.

Coastal Hiking Bliss: Solo Backpacking the West Coast Trail in 3-Day - Part 2

In my last blog post, part 1 of this series, I wrote about the start of my 3-day, 75km solo backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail. In today's post, part 2 will cover the section of my trip from Nitinaht Narrows to Camper Bay.

Coastal Hiking Bliss: Solo Backpacking the West Coast Trail in 3-Day - Part 2

In my last blog post, part 1 of this series, I wrote about the start of my 3-day, 75km solo backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail. In today's post, part 2 will cover the section of my trip from Nitinaht Narrows to Camper Bay.

Coastal Hiking Bliss: Solo Backpacking the West Coast Trail in 3 Days - Part 1

Last year, I went on my first solo backpacking trip on the Howe Sound Crest Trail. I wanted to do another, longer solo trek this year, so I decided to take on the West Coast Trail, a trail I had fantasized about hiking for 20 years.

Coastal Hiking Bliss: Solo Backpacking the West Coast Trail in 3 Days - Part 1

Last year, I went on my first solo backpacking trip on the Howe Sound Crest Trail. I wanted to do another, longer solo trek this year, so I decided to take on the West Coast Trail, a trail I had fantasized about hiking for 20 years.

2019 Ultralight Solo Backpacking Gear List for West Coast Trail (and Beyond!)

I recently completed my thru-hike of the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, hiking all 75km, North to south in 71 hours, by myself as a solo hiker. To do this, I decided I wanted to go ultralight with my pack weight, which means having a base pack weight of under 10lbs.

2019 Ultralight Solo Backpacking Gear List for West Coast Trail (and Beyond!)

I recently completed my thru-hike of the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, hiking all 75km, North to south in 71 hours, by myself as a solo hiker. To do this, I decided I wanted to go ultralight with my pack weight, which means having a base pack weight of under 10lbs.

Gearing Up for a Long Backpacking Trip: My Approach to Trail Readiness

In less than a week, I’ll be starting my first backpacking trip to the West Coast Trail. I am planning to hike all 75km in 3 days, by myself. It’s an ambitious plan for me, and not one to be undertaken lightly. To give myself the best chance of success, I’ve been doing lots of prep and training...

Gearing Up for a Long Backpacking Trip: My Approach to Trail Readiness

In less than a week, I’ll be starting my first backpacking trip to the West Coast Trail. I am planning to hike all 75km in 3 days, by myself. It’s an ambitious plan for me, and not one to be undertaken lightly. To give myself the best chance of success, I’ve been doing lots of prep and training...

South Baker Lake Trail: An Ideal Entry Level Backpacking Route

With my solo backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail coming up, I wanted to get in one overnight backpacking trip to test out all my new gear, get some practice doing my tarp set-up, and figure out any potential issues with pieces I had chosen. The South Baker Lake Trail was my location of choice.

South Baker Lake Trail: An Ideal Entry Level Backpacking Route

With my solo backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail coming up, I wanted to get in one overnight backpacking trip to test out all my new gear, get some practice doing my tarp set-up, and figure out any potential issues with pieces I had chosen. The South Baker Lake Trail was my location of choice.

Cooking in the Cold: 5 Best Kinds of Hot Meals for Winter Camping (with Keto Examples)

Winter camping, whether you’re doing car camping or backpacking, is a great if you want to enjoy pristine nature while avoiding the crowds that come with more comfortable temperatures. That being said, it is more involved and camp cooking, meal planning and post-meal clean-up is no exception.

Cooking in the Cold: 5 Best Kinds of Hot Meals for Winter Camping (with Keto Examples)

Winter camping, whether you’re doing car camping or backpacking, is a great if you want to enjoy pristine nature while avoiding the crowds that come with more comfortable temperatures. That being said, it is more involved and camp cooking, meal planning and post-meal clean-up is no exception.


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