Week 3 of the PCT

Day 14 was the day where we got our first “real” hitch from absolute strangers from Idyllwild back to Paradise Valley cafe. The four of us (Sun bear, Cheers, Andrew and I) were picked up by a lovely elderly couple on their way to lunch with friends. While we drove through the charred remnants of […]

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Garibaldi Winter Hike pt.2

The morning was cold. Very cold. The inside of the tent was dusted in frozen condensation. The thought of leaving our sleeping bags seemed absurd and we both agreed to stay here forever. However, things never go to plan and the urge to pee was the driving force behind us getting out of our sleeping […]

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Garibaldi winter hike

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 the snow. However, this year we had […]

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Gear selections

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. First off, lets start with the big 4 (sleeping bag, tent, […]

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A Beary Close Encounter

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 droppings on the trail, but not the […]

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Galiano Island

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 passengers, no problems. By […]

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