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.

Rain, Snow, Sleet & Sun Hiking the Skyline 2 Trail to Mowich Camp

Early fall is one of the best times to go backpacking in BC. The bugs are gone. The weather has cooled off. You might even get some fall colours depending on where you go. I try to get out backpacking as often as I can this time of year. 

Rain, Snow, Sleet & Sun Hiking the Skyline 2 Trail to Mowich Camp

Early fall is one of the best times to go backpacking in BC. The bugs are gone. The weather has cooled off. You might even get some fall colours depending on where you go. I try to get out backpacking as often as I can this time of year. 

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My First Overnight Solo Backpacking Trip: My Journey on the Howe Sound Crest Trail - Part 2

In my last blog post, I left off the story of my trek across the Howe Sound Crest Trail when I got to the Lions. Now onto the conclusion of this story of my first solo backpacking trip.

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My First Overnight Solo Backpacking Trip: My Journey on the Howe Sound Crest Trail - Part 2

In my last blog post, I left off the story of my trek across the Howe Sound Crest Trail when I got to the Lions. Now onto the conclusion of this story of my first solo backpacking trip.

My First Overnight Solo Backpacking Trip: My Journey on the Howe Sound Crest Trail - Part 1

In my last post, I shared my packing list for my first solo backpacking trip, which I had poured over in excruciating detail down to the gram to be the best prepared with the least possible amount of weight. In this post, I'll share the first part of my journey on the Howe Sound Crest Trail.

My First Overnight Solo Backpacking Trip: My Journey on the Howe Sound Crest Trail - Part 1

In my last post, I shared my packing list for my first solo backpacking trip, which I had poured over in excruciating detail down to the gram to be the best prepared with the least possible amount of weight. In this post, I'll share the first part of my journey on the Howe Sound Crest Trail.

My First Overnight Solo Backpacking Trip: Prepping My Pack

For over a year, I have been wanting to go for my first solo backpacking trip and had chosen the spot: the Howe Sound Crest Trail, starting at Cypress Provincial Park and ending just south of Porteau Cove, a 29km hike rated as being “very difficult.”

My First Overnight Solo Backpacking Trip: Prepping My Pack

For over a year, I have been wanting to go for my first solo backpacking trip and had chosen the spot: the Howe Sound Crest Trail, starting at Cypress Provincial Park and ending just south of Porteau Cove, a 29km hike rated as being “very difficult.”

Stunning Views, Wildflowers & Mosquitos: A Trip to Garabaldi's Panorama Ridge

I recently had the pleasure of ushering a good friend into the world of backpacking, taking her on her first overnight trip. Lauren was already an experienced hiker, having done numerous challenging trails around the Fraser Valley. Not only was it her first backpacking trip, it was also her first...

Stunning Views, Wildflowers & Mosquitos: A Trip to Garabaldi's Panorama Ridge

I recently had the pleasure of ushering a good friend into the world of backpacking, taking her on her first overnight trip. Lauren was already an experienced hiker, having done numerous challenging trails around the Fraser Valley. Not only was it her first backpacking trip, it was also her first...


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