Thermacell

This year out in the backcountry has been quite challenging with the amount of bugs. Our trip to McCrae lake confirmed that. The mosquitos were relentless along with black flies and even horse flies. Our girls spent most of the time in the tent hiding away from them while Tyson and I tried to sit […]

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McCrae Lake

Backpacking with children is tough at times so ideally going for two nights is what we prefer. This time however we only had enough time for one night. Some would say it’s not worth going all that way into the backcountry just to set up, sleep, tear down camp and hike back out. But our […]

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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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Lyle Lakes

As summer starts to wind down and the days get shorter, amazing opportunities unfold for heading into the backcountry. The weather begins to cool, the crowds disappear and your left with adventurous opportunities in breathtaking locations. The truck tires started rolling at 7:00 am with the west Kootenays being the destination. Driving east, crossing the […]

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