Thailand for Christmas

We were so busy packing up our things in Calgary and moving them to Vancouver, and moving ourselves to Laos that we took a break from tradition and opted for a week on the beach in Thailand over the Christmas holidays this year, with the added bonus of catching up with Ken, Yuki and Sakura. … [Read more…]

Tonquin Valley – snow and mud!

Perhaps this was one backpack trip too many for 2016. We knew we were leaving Calgary to go back to Vancouver in 2017, and wanted to hike this spectacular u-shaped hike through the Tonquin Valley. We had all types of weather on this hike, including snow and sleet as we made out way through the valley – some great views, and spectacularly muddy trails.

Devon Lakes and Pipestone Pass

One of the best backpack trips we’ve done – anywhere. And the weather wasn’t exactly great, providing a good test for some of our gear, and confirming the retirement of some well used items.

Mount Niles Col and Wenkchemna Pass

Just a normal weekend when you live in Calgary.  Heading up to the mountains on Friday after work for a couple of days of fantastic day hiking. The best of our two hikes was the hike to Mount Niles in Yoho National Park, just on the BC side of the Rockies near to Lake Louise.   Given this … [Read more…]