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...

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.

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...

Solo-Hiking the Cape Scott / North Coast Trail: A Wilderness Experience of Increasing Adversity (Part 3 of 3)

In my last two blog posts, I wrote about all the experiences I had on my journey solo-hiking the Cape Scott and North Coasts trails, the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this blog post, I'll unpack the entire experience, discussing the highlights, the challenges, tips for the trail...

Solo-Hiking the Cape Scott / North Coast Trail: A Wilderness Experience of Increasing Adversity (Part 3 of 3)

In my last two blog posts, I wrote about all the experiences I had on my journey solo-hiking the Cape Scott and North Coasts trails, the good, the bad, and the ugly. In this blog post, I'll unpack the entire experience, discussing the highlights, the challenges, tips for the trail...

Solo-Hiking the Cape Scott / North Coast Trail: A Wilderness Experience of Increasing Adversity (Part 2 of 3)

In my last blog post, I wrote about my journey on the Cape Scott Trail, the first half of my solo-hike in which I hiked both said trail as well as the North Coast Trail. In this blog post, I'll cover the second, far more gruelling half of my journey.

Solo-Hiking the Cape Scott / North Coast Trail: A Wilderness Experience of Increasing Adversity (Part 2 of 3)

In my last blog post, I wrote about my journey on the Cape Scott Trail, the first half of my solo-hike in which I hiked both said trail as well as the North Coast Trail. In this blog post, I'll cover the second, far more gruelling half of my journey.

Solo-Hiking the Cape Scott / North Coast Trail: A Wilderness Experience of Increasing Adversity (Part 1 of 3)

Last year, I solo-hiked the West Coast Trail. It was one of the most magical and memorable hiking experiences of my life. The trail was physically demanding, but it rewarded you with some of the best coastal views that BC has to offer. This year, I had planned to hike the Sunshine Coast Trail...

Solo-Hiking the Cape Scott / North Coast Trail: A Wilderness Experience of Increasing Adversity (Part 1 of 3)

Last year, I solo-hiked the West Coast Trail. It was one of the most magical and memorable hiking experiences of my life. The trail was physically demanding, but it rewarded you with some of the best coastal views that BC has to offer. This year, I had planned to hike the Sunshine Coast Trail...

Widgeon Creek and Falls: An Easy Paddle-Hike with Optional Camping

Chris and I had been itching to go on our first overnight kayak camping adventure since we both got kayaks. On a last-minute whim, we decided to give it a go. Since we knew we weren't going to be able to start until later in the day, we decided to try heading out to Widgeon Creek...

Widgeon Creek and Falls: An Easy Paddle-Hike with Optional Camping

Chris and I had been itching to go on our first overnight kayak camping adventure since we both got kayaks. On a last-minute whim, we decided to give it a go. Since we knew we weren't going to be able to start until later in the day, we decided to try heading out to Widgeon Creek...

Rasar & Rockport Washington State Parks - North Cascades Camping & Outdoor Destinations

During my parents last visit, we wanted to take a weekend camping trip as an outdoor getaway, which led us to finding Rasar and Rockport State Parks in the North Cascades area in Washington State.

Rasar & Rockport Washington State Parks - North Cascades Camping & Outdoor Destinations

During my parents last visit, we wanted to take a weekend camping trip as an outdoor getaway, which led us to finding Rasar and Rockport State Parks in the North Cascades area in Washington State.


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