Life on the trail will be one featuring a lot of deprivation. Deprivation of water during the long desert stretches where reliable water sources can be 20 miles apart. Deprivation of food when the insatiable hiker hunger kicks which cannot be satisfied by all the dehydrated food and trail-mix in your light-weight backpack. Deprivation of […]Read More What I think I miss most while on the Pacific Crest Trail
So we headed out for the day to Seymour Mountain for a little practice on our self arresting skills. Lora and I walked away with some valuable skills!Read More Sunny day for a self arrest
These thoughts brought to you by Lora T minus 8. Things are getting real – real fast. We have both finally had our last days at work after a long lead up and now the PCT is our only priority. Each time someone asks me about the PCT, I get more excited for our journey […]Read More Thoughts leading up to the Pacific Crest Trail
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 start Gear Selections (and my gear list) How to get to […]Read More Where to start on the West Coast Trail
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 […]Read More Galiano Island
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 information for people who are […]Read More 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 lake Lynn Peak Norvan Falls Elfin Lakes St. Marks Summit Garibaldi Lake Easily the crown jewel of Garibaldi Provincial Park. This lake sees a ton […]Read More 5 best trails for intermediate
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. […]Read More So, you want to start hiking?