Category Archives: Hiking

Greater Vancouver Hike – Elfin Lakes

Date: August 7-8, 2015 Location: Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, BC (map) Description: Elfin Lakes is one of BC’s best backcountry camping destinations. It’s easy to access, has more amenities than you would normally find in the backcountry, and has … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Garibaldi Lake and Black Tusk

Black Tusk was my first real backcountry experience, and you never forget your first. Glacial Lakes, towering peaks, alpine meadows – this hike has it all. I’ve seen a lot of BC since that weekend in 2006, but Black Tusk is still my favourite overnight hike in British Columbia. I’ve been up there 3 times, and I’m itching to return again. Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Chandrashila Trek

After our failed Singalila trek a few weeks ago, we were a bit nervous to try another one. As we’ve discovered, there’s a lot that can go wrong on a multi-day trek when you’re not feeling 100%. Further complicating things, … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Singalila Trek

The Singalila Range forms a ridge of hikeable mountains along the India-Nepal border that offer awesome views of the Himalayan mountains including Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world (8598 m). We set out to do a 5-day trek … Continue reading

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Backpacking India: Udaipur & Krishna Ranch

Udaipur is the most beautiful city we’ve visited in India. Between the clean waterfront, majestic palaces, and epic sunsets, we were content to just sit and relax for much of our visit. The lakes are cleaner than most we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Camping in EC Manning Park

A few weekends ago, we booked a Modo car, loaded up our camping gear, and drove out to Manning Provincial Park for the weekend. We did a few light hikes – Three Falls, Lightning Lake, and the Wildflower Walk. We … Continue reading

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Greater Vancouver Hike – Sea to Summit

The Sea to Summit Trail will inevitably be compared to the Grouse Grind, but they are nothing alike. The Grind is an gruelling workout, the Sea to Summit is a real day hike, with fabulous viewpoints, varied terrain, and spots to take enjoyable breaks. The only similarities with the Grind are the licensed patio at the top and the gondola waiting to bring you back to the bottom. Continue reading

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