Spectrum Lake

We have been taking our girls to Spectrum Lake since they were 10 months old. It is a somewhat easy hike into what we call “luxury” camping. It takes about 2-3 hours to hike depending on your pace, and if kids are hiking or being carried. We love doing this hike as our kick off […]

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Shuswap River Kayaking

The Okanagan Valley is known for many of its adventures and hidden secrets. Everything from wine tours in the summer to deep powder skiing in the winter. One of its un-spoken excitements is the white water available to kayak enthusiasts. I first got into kayaking back when I was 16 years old and never really […]

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Wells Gray Park

Want to go to a place that has a bunch of amazing waterfalls with most of them being within only about 100 yards from where you park? Then Wells Gray Provincial Park is the place for you. With cooler than normal temperatures this spring our alpine start was somewhat delayed. We had been itching to […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 14-16, Summit Day and Down

Starting at the end? Click here to reset to the beginning, or here to see the previous post. Day 14 – Summit day!! We were awoken at 3:30 am by the guides and the sound of our tents flapping in the wind. Soon we were greeted with hot water as well as meat, cookies and […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 10-13, Camp 1 to Camp 3

Missing the first sections? Click here for the previous post, or here to start you back at the beginning. Already read this one, Click here to move on to the summit! Day 10 – Plaza de Mulas to Plaza Canada (5050 m, Camp 1). The beginning of our summit push. We woke up to some […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 6-9, Around Base Camp

Starting in the middle? Click here for the previous post, or click here to take you to the beginning. If you are looking for the next entry click here. Day 6 – The agenda today was to rest and relax, and that is exactly what we did. Our groups dome tent was constantly stocked with […]

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