1. SteveR

    Got Snow? Winter Sports 2022-23

    I wasn't too thrilled, after returning home from our October desert trip to find 10 cm of wet snow blanketing our corner of the city. That melted quickly though, and we were able to squeeze in a few final bike rides before winter hit again on Tuesday. This time it looks like we are in it for...
  2. F

    Frontenac National Park, Quebec, Canada

    Pictures from a day of hiking my wife and I did in Frontenac National Park in Quebec, Canada this past summer
  3. SteveR

    A Pedley kind of day- ridgewalking in the BC Rockies.

    We spent last week on a truck camping loop starting in the Columbia valley in British Columbia, then returning home to Alberta via the Crowsnest Pass with a detour to Waterton NP for a couple of days. Along with biking pathways and rail trails, we did a couple of outstanding ridge hikes- this is...
  4. Jeremy C

    Early season run to Horseshoe Basin

    Here's my first trip report since rejoining. It's not a huge trip and I did get caught with some early season snow packs that put a hard damper in the slog going forward. I left Calgary at 4:45am an got on the highway for the 3hr drive to the trailhead on the east edge of Waterton National...
  5. SteveR

    Table to Whistler Ridgewalk

    Last week we travelled several hours to the SW of Calgary, to spend 3 days camping and hiking in Castle Provincial Park in SW Alberta. This is a relatively new park, finally designated as such under the previous NDP government, after many years of debate about increasing the protection of this...
  6. SteveR

    From The Land Of Ice And Snow

    In mid March we helicoptered into the Campbell Icefield Chalet in the backcountry NE of Golden BC, for our third week of looking after lodge operations this winter. While there are some routine chores, and maintenance responsibilities- we were also there to ski. We had a great week of that in...
  7. Vegan.Hiker

    Backpacking Nova Scotia, Canada

    I had 8 days off this Fourth of July so I took a road trip from my home in New Jersey to Nova Scotia, Canada. This report is about the 4 day backpacking trip on Cape Chignecto. This was a long 14 hour drive so I also wrote a short trip report of some of the stuff I checked out on the drive up...
  8. SteveR

    Alberta Skiing Weekend

    With above average snowfall coupled with temperatures colder than the norm- it has felt like a long winter here in Alberta. For us skiers, this is of course good news, and we have been taking advantage. Lately however, I have been pining for the warm desert sun that we savoured last October, but...
  9. Ben

    Banff - Skoki

    A couple years ago i was in Canada and did some backpacking there. This is a short two night trip i did in the Skoki Valley area. I started from a trail head near the ski area there, went by Ptarmigan and Baker Lakes, went around Fossil Mountain, checked out Lake Merlin, and came back through...
  10. Jimmy

    BANFF: Fish/Devon Lakes/Pipestone Highline

    In late August, my wife and I headed to the Banff region for 8 days to hike and backpack through the region's ample parks. This included a couple days exploring Glacier National Park of Canada, a 4-day trek in the Pipestone Highline region, and a couple days being tourists. I'll leave out most...
  11. wsp_scott

    Banff June 2017

    This is a very long post and very photo heavy. I condensed a bit from my blog if you want to see more photos. A mix of dayhikes and car camping and backpacking 6/13 - 6/20/17 (3 nights camping) Dayhikes: Lake Minnewanka, Tunnel Mountain, Lake Agnes Teahouse (Lake Louise), Bow Glacier Falls...
  12. Ben

    Yoho NP, Iceline Trail

    My trip in Yoho National Park was nearly the shortest that i did last summer, but one of the most rewarding. A lot of scenery in a small space. I only spent one night there, and walked probably right about 20 miles. First here's a handful of shots from the Icefield Parkway, as i traveled...
  13. Ben

    Jasper NP - Tonquin Valley

    This was a short trip that did not go quite as i would have liked. I started it after exiting the Skyline Trail, and stopping by the town of Jasper. I had two nights to see Tonquin Valley, with Amethyst Lake, and the Ramparts above. How ever, it rained all of the middle day that i intended to...
  14. Ben

    Jasper NP, Skyline Trail

    I hiked the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park in early August last summer. As trails go, it's a scenic highlight of the area, with most of it's miles above tree line. A little more than 35 miles, i did it with three nights, with the first and last being as close to the trail heads as...
  15. Ben

    West Coast Trail, Pacific Rim NP, Vancouver Island

    I went in the middle of June. The West Coast Trail was originally built a century ago as a life saving route in response to the frequent shipwrecks along the southern coast of Vancouver Island facing the Straight of Juan de Fuca. It runs between the Gordon River at Port Renfrew, and Pachena Bay...
  16. Kullaberg63

    Vancouver Island coastal backpack

    Vancouver Island's west coast is an incredible area for adventuring. Vast, rugged, hard to access, complex to navigate and seldom presenting the traveler with favorable conditions, it's a place whose secrets take time, experience and a fair bit of luck to uncover. Sea kayaks are typically...
  17. Aldaron

    Skyline Trail - Jasper National Park

    Vacation this year took us up to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada. I had planned on going in September after the crowds had died down a little, but because of work responsibilities, we had to go in August. The plan was essentially to make the 14+ hour drive from Salt Lake, and then hike...
  18. K

    Wilcox pass

    Wilcox Pass Altitude: 2375 m (7792 ft) Location: 52:14:48-117:13:18 52.2467-117.2217 11U 484864 5788501 NAD27: 11U 484863 5788283 (16 km N of Castleguard meadows). (1 km E of Wilcox Peak). Prominence (depth) is 509m below Wilcox Peak Description: Wilcox Pass is a high open pass east of the...
  19. cirrus2000

    Cypress Creek in the Snow - Canyoneering in BC

    OK, I haven't got much, because I haven't been out much lately. So, desperate for trip report material, I'll post this. It's not actually in the back country - it's much more front country, being a 20 minute hike from the parking lot, which is 2 minutes from the freeway. Cypress Creek is a...

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