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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Gear List For A Family Of Four

When heading into the backcountry with kids (that can’t carry much weight in their own packs) you need to make sure you have everything you need, but at the most minimal level. Finding gear that is ultra lightweight is a really good option but can be expensive. You don’t need the best and lightest to […]

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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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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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Mt. Revelstoke National Park

Hiking a 20 km day trip with toddlers, crazy idea or what?! The girls and I hit the road at 6:30 am, making a stop to pick up a friend along the way to Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Tyson works away a lot and when my friend asked if we wanted to go hiking I […]

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