Mount Kosciuszko

Once our bags were loaded up into the rental car we headed south west on the M31 freeway through periodic torrential rains. Leaving Sydney, Australia just before noon and covering 500kms with multiple stops for bathroom breaks, leg stretches, lunch and picking up a National Park Permit in Jindabyne, we finally arrived at our destination, […]

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Yoho N.P. – Iceline Trail

For our last back country camp-out of the season we returned to the National Parks of Canada. Yoho National Park is a 1313 square kilometre protected piece of land on the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies. The area is filled with dramatic waterfalls, rugged peaks and home to the small of Field, Population: 195. […]

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Hermit Trail

If you have ever driven the stretch of highway between Revelstoke and Golden I’m sure you have been mesmerized by its towering peaks and glaciers. We have spent years looking up towards the mountain side and dreaming of hiking the trail. Our girls have been hiking some good distance and elevation gain this year so […]

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Rockwall Trail, Kootenay N.P.

With time off arranged and no destination located we were in a bit of a situation. But as the universe would have it, we lucked out and found a cancellation for the Rockwall Hike in Kootenay National Park. This was only for the middle two nights of the four night trek. We figured this would […]

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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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