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.

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.

Oregon Coast Road Trip Part 3: Exploring the South

In my last two blog posts, I described our outdoor adventures on our Oregon coast road trip on the north and central areas. As we left the Oregon dunes area and headed south, we were treated to even more awe-inspiring views on the coast and even a little inland.

Oregon Coast Road Trip Part 3: Exploring the South

In my last two blog posts, I described our outdoor adventures on our Oregon coast road trip on the north and central areas. As we left the Oregon dunes area and headed south, we were treated to even more awe-inspiring views on the coast and even a little inland.

Oregon Coast Road Trip Part 2: Exploring the Central Coast

In my last blog post, I talked about [our road trip adventures on the north end of the Oregon coast. As we pulled out of Fort Stevens soggy and wet from an endless, unforgiving rain, we headed south on highway 101, hoping we were heading in the direction of better weather.

Oregon Coast Road Trip Part 2: Exploring the Central Coast

In my last blog post, I talked about [our road trip adventures on the north end of the Oregon coast. As we pulled out of Fort Stevens soggy and wet from an endless, unforgiving rain, we headed south on highway 101, hoping we were heading in the direction of better weather.

Oregon Coast Road Trip Part 1: Exploring the North

Last week, Chris and I finally got to cross one more item off our west coast trip list, which was touring the Oregon coast by car, camping at some of the many amazing campgrounds, north to south. We decided to do this trip in the spring, hoping to avoid the massive summer crowds.

Oregon Coast Road Trip Part 1: Exploring the North

Last week, Chris and I finally got to cross one more item off our west coast trip list, which was touring the Oregon coast by car, camping at some of the many amazing campgrounds, north to south. We decided to do this trip in the spring, hoping to avoid the massive summer crowds.


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