"Revenge is a dish best served cold" So there we were, making our second attempt to snowshoe to Garibaldi Lake in the middle of winter. Last year we had tried our luck but had to turn back due to a few logistical errors, such as starting out too late and getting our car stuck in … Continue reading Garibaldi winter hike
Oh boy..The gear. If you haven't already gathered and tested your gear, this may come as quite overwhelming. Do not fret! We'll go over the gear you'll need for this epic hike and I will share what we took on our adventure in 2017. Where to begin!? First off, lets start with the big 4 … Continue reading Gear selections
That day we made a new friend.. Throughout the summer, we had wished that we could see a wild bear on one of our hikes (from a safe distance, of course!) Even when we had hiked through Elfin Lakes, an area known for having lots of bear activity, we saw a lot berry tinged bear … Continue reading A Beary Close Encounter
The overwhelming process of planning. How to start planning for the West Coast Trail. Whether you have hiked before or are relatively new, please read below for some first had knowledge on how to plan your trip for the West Coast Trail. Picking a date and what direction to startGear Selections (and my gear list)How … Continue reading Where to start on the West Coast Trail
Galiano Island Dionisio Provincial Park(Galiano Island) We start on a chilly March morning. The plan was to take a taxi to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal from downtown Vancouver at 5 am. Always a great idea to start your day at 5 am right? The taxi comes on time and we board the ferry as foot … Continue reading Galiano Island
My introduction to the Interwebs The past summer has seen a steep increase of hiking for the two of us. So much so that several friends have been inspired by our efforts and have asked for advice as to how they can get into hiking/camping themselves. This sparked an idea to create a platform of … Continue reading Starting from the ground up
You made it! You're starting to feel more confident and now you want a bit of a challenge eh? well then, here are my top 5 hikes for intermediates. Garibaldi lakeLynn PeakNorvan FallsElfin LakesSt. Marks Summit Garibaldi Lake Easily the crown jewel of Garibaldi Provincial Park. This lake sees a ton of visitors during the … Continue reading 5 best trails for intermediate
Ok! Snacks are packed, shoes are on and it is time to finally hit the trail! but which one? Here are my top 5 hikes for beginners! Rice lakeCedar mills loopFisherman's trailStanley park Buntzen Lake Rice lake Rice lake is located within Lynn Headwaters Park. A brief walk from the parking lot with many places … Continue reading 5 best hikes for beginners
Excellent choice! The outdoors offer so many possibilities. Besides the exercise, you'll gain valuable knowledge of self reliance, see amazing views and come to appreciate the everyday amenities you expect living in the city. But where to start? It can be a bit daunting..What shoes do I wear? water? backpack? Emergency provisions and leave no trace. … Continue reading So, you want to start hiking?
Recent photo of Andrew's setup When I first started hiking, it might of taken me an hour or so to put together my pack. This was in part because I only owned a few pieces of gear, the rest was a collection of kitchen pots and plastic spoons, friends tents and whatever clothes that were … Continue reading What goes in MY pack?