Cory and Edith Passes

Lesson learned (again).  When it’s a sunny morning in Calgary it’s not necessarily the same weather in the mountains around Banff. We headed to do this nearby traverse through Cory Pass without enough warm clothes, particularly for the fierce cold wind coming through the pass. This meant we kept moving, aside from a quick lunch … [Read more…]

Mount Bourgeau

Early spring meant an early start to hiking the hiking season. It was Gill’s birthday on the Friday evening, so we made a late start on Saturday, drove up to Banff and camped at Johnson Canyon (nice campsite!) Following a quiet night with a few drinks and a campfire, we decided Sunday’s hike would be … [Read more…]

Santiago for Christmas

Valparaiso: street art

A great Christmas in Santiago! We enjoyed hanging out with our friends and seeing the sights of the city, such as Plaza Armes, Virgen Cerro San Cristóbal, and Bellavista.

We also visited Zapallo Beach and had a great day in Valparaiso riding the old ascensors and hanging out in the cafes.

Taylor Basin in the Southern Chilcotin

We made an unplanned trip to Southern Chilcotin following a washout on the road to the trailhead for the Stein Divide. It was a fabulous choice and the ridge hikes around the Taylor Basin are spectacular and a welcome change from the Coast Mountains. A superb area for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, if you can find it!