A Tale of Two Trails: Part 2 - Tikwalus Heritage Trail

In my last trail report, I shared my thoughts on the famous Sea-to-Summit trail in Squamish. For my final hike in BC before moving away to Ontario, Chris and I went to the the Tikwalus Heritage trail for a one-night backpacking trip other side of the lower mainland, north of Hope.

A Tale of Two Trails: Part 2 - Tikwalus Heritage Trail

In my last trail report, I shared my thoughts on the famous Sea-to-Summit trail in Squamish. For my final hike in BC before moving away to Ontario, Chris and I went to the the Tikwalus Heritage trail for a one-night backpacking trip other side of the lower mainland, north of Hope.

A Tale of Two Vancouver-Area Trails: Part 1 - Sea to Summit Trail

Once I knew that I only had 2½ months left before leaving BC, I picked out a couple of hikes to do before heading off for good. I chose two that had similar stats, but on opposite sides of Vancouver, the Tikwalus Heritage Trail north of Hope, and the Sea-to-Summit Trail in Squamish.

A Tale of Two Vancouver-Area Trails: Part 1 - Sea to Summit Trail

Once I knew that I only had 2½ months left before leaving BC, I picked out a couple of hikes to do before heading off for good. I chose two that had similar stats, but on opposite sides of Vancouver, the Tikwalus Heritage Trail north of Hope, and the Sea-to-Summit Trail in Squamish.

Winter Camping at Garabaldi Lake: The Search for a Snowy Mountain Sunrise

Chris and I had yet to get out on a winter backpacking trip this year. We had wanted to snowshoe up to Garabaldi Lake closer to January, but our schedule and weather never seem to work out. I always thought that Garabaldi Lake had the potential for a gorgeous winter sunrise...

Winter Camping at Garabaldi Lake: The Search for a Snowy Mountain Sunrise

Chris and I had yet to get out on a winter backpacking trip this year. We had wanted to snowshoe up to Garabaldi Lake closer to January, but our schedule and weather never seem to work out. I always thought that Garabaldi Lake had the potential for a gorgeous winter sunrise...

Rucking: Practical Fitness Training for Hikers, Backpackers (Or Anyone!)

I recently heard about a new trending form of exercise called “rucking.” Rucking is simply going for a walk or hike while carrying a ruck sack packed with weight to add resistance. I laughed at the concept at first, asking "Isn't that just traditional backpacking?".

Rucking: Practical Fitness Training for Hikers, Backpackers (Or Anyone!)

I recently heard about a new trending form of exercise called “rucking.” Rucking is simply going for a walk or hike while carrying a ruck sack packed with weight to add resistance. I laughed at the concept at first, asking "Isn't that just traditional backpacking?".

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...


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