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…]

Boston Marathon, Vermont, and Montreal

Getting to Boston was a three year journey. After two years spent trying to run a qualifying time, I finally made it in the 2015 Vancouver Marathon with my 3:09:30 qualifying run. ┬áCombined with turning 40, this meant I comfortably beat the 3:15 qualifying time and the journey began in earnest. Training in Calgary didn’t … [Read more…]

Skiing to Shadow Lake Lodge

Being in Calgary, we looked for a local version of our annual Vancouver/Coast Mountains nordic ski trip to the Journeyman backcountry lodge. We discovered Shadow Lake Lodge and easily persuaded our friends Garth & Mandy and Al & Elspeth to join us from Vancouver.

A quick trip to Egypt Lake

This was our end of season Fall hike. Egypt Lake is worth a weekend trip (although we never went to the mediocre lake itself). There are other more spectacular hikes, but this is so accessible you can start late in the day and still have a good weekend in the mountains. Whistling Pass above Egypt Lake is well worth a visit once you have pitched your tent.