Twin Lakes in October

We have been trying to get here for the last month but with Tyson’s work schedule it just hasn’t happened. Today was going to be the day. The weather looked the best and off we went along with our friend Bruce. Bruce has now become a regular with our family adventures, joining us on a […]

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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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Pinnacle Lake

With this “heat dome” temperature increase we decided to pack into the truck and head for the Monashees with neighbour Bruce for one of our favourite hikes. We have done this one a few times, first time as a day hike then another as an overnight. See our previous blog for more details. We arrived […]

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Kettle Valley Railway. Day 1 of 4, Midway-Zamora

Some may call it impulsive, others spontaneous, but no matter what your choice of words are the end result is always the same, memorable. With a little over a week in advance we decided to take advantage of the spring weather and bike the Kettle Valley Railways (KVR) section of The Great Trail formerly know […]

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Swan Lake Nature Reserve

Located at the north end of Vernon, on the west side of Swan Lake lies what I believe is one of the truly underrated and overlooked parks in the area. We first stumbled across this park when we had a brief stint living in the are a few years back. We used to go for […]

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