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Month: August 2016

Clouds at Monica Meadows

Clouds at Monica Meadows

I spent a rainy day at Monica Meadows this past weekend. It’s a beautiful place and I hope to return in better weather to do a proper trail review. Here are a couple panorama taken up on the meadows among the clouds:

Mt. Assiniboine: Lake Magog

Mt. Assiniboine: Lake Magog

Did you know you can hike a loop around Lake Magog? It’s not marked on any maps, but there is a clear trail set by cairns and footfalls winding around the entire lake. This is a great option for a rainy day or an easy hike. SUMMARY: Trailhead: […]

Mt. Assiniboine: Sunburst, Cerulean, Elizabeth Lakes

Mt. Assiniboine: Sunburst, Cerulean, Elizabeth Lakes

It was a cold, rainy day and Mount Assiniboine had vanished beneath the clouds. Perfect for touring the lakes! This is a short, easy hike, suitable for everyone.

SUMMARY:

Trailhead: Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Map: Park Map

Distance, Loop: 4.5km

Elevation: +120m

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Mt. Assiniboine: Nub Peak

Mt. Assiniboine: Nub Peak

The Nub is one of the best hikes for a clear day at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. There are 3 milestones along the trail- the Niblet, the Nublet, and the Nub -so you can choose how far and high you go. Each section has awesome views, […]

Mt. Assiniboine – Bryant Creek Trail

Mt. Assiniboine – Bryant Creek Trail

The Bryant Creek Trail is a popular hiking route to Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. Starting near the end of the Spray Lakes, the trail follows Bryant Creek up through the forest, into meadows and eventually up over Assiniboine or Wonder Pass. This is a long route […]

Mt. Assiniboine Backpacking Trip

I put together a video of highlights from our recent 5-night backpacking trip into Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park! What an amazing place on the edge of the Kootenays!

Gimli Ridge

Gimli Ridge

Mt. Gimli is a striking pillar of rock, towering high in the Valhalla range. This hike is tough, but rewarding. The trail leads up to the base of Gimli where it wraps around to a final ledge. Here, hikers can look down into the Mulvey […]

Idaho Peak

Idaho Peak

Hiking at the top of the world has never been easier! Idaho peak is a short ridge-line trail offering spectacular panoramas and endless wildflowers. SUMMARY Trailhead: 12km up from Sandon Distance, Round Trip: 3.3km Elevation: +163m

Porcupine Proof Vehicles

Porcupine Proof Vehicles

Imagine slogging your way back down a trail after a weekend of backpacking, eager to get back to the hallmarks of civilization: hot showers, beer, and nachos. And imagine the trailhead comes in sight! You quicken your pace, eager to get to your waiting vehicle only to discover… flat tires? Severed brakes? And you’re 23km up a forest service road and out of cellphone service range to call for help?

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Sapphire Lakes

Sapphire Lakes

Shimmering turquoise lakes? Check. Meandering creeks and waterfalls? Check. Glowing fields of white granite? Check. Peaks all around? Oh yeah! Sapphire Lakes is a choice day hike for any kooteneers staying in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park. SUMMARY: Trailhead: Kalso Lake, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park Map: […]