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Gorman Lake – Golden, BC

Gorman Lake – Golden, BC

Having grown up in Golden, BC, it's quite surprising that I had never done the short hike to Gorman Lake in the mountains west of the town. The hike is almost considered a rite of passage for locals who are into the outdoors. Being that's it's a relatively short hike,...

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Mount Athabasca – Jasper National Park

Mount Athabasca – Jasper National Park

The plan to climb Mount Athabasca in Jasper National Park came about while we were out in the mountains along the Coquihalla Highway during the winter of 2016. That was the area Anthony and I went to several times over the winter to practice the various skills needed...

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Illal Meadows

Illal Meadows

In early August I decided to make an overnighter to Illal Meadows with my brother, whom I haven't backpacked with for a lot of years. Being that he is a photographer, it was also a great opportunity for him to get some night sky shots from up in the alpine. And to top...

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Pavilion Lake – Marble Canyon Provincial Park

Pavilion Lake – Marble Canyon Provincial Park

We've driven by Marble Canyon Provincial Park and Pavilion Lake many times over the years while travelling along Highway 99 and a couple of things that have always caught our eye is how clean and clear the lake is, and the NASA trailer that sat beside it for years. It...

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Mahood Lake – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Mahood Lake – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Having paddled Clearwater Lake and Murtle Lake in Wells Gray Provincial Park over the years, we picked a Victoria Day long weekend in May 2016 to paddle Mahood Lake in the western part of the park. Mahood Lake is not accessible from the east but can be driven to on...

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Rousseau Hill – Kamloops BC

Rousseau Hill – Kamloops BC

Rousseau Hill is a prominent point on the north side of Kamloops Lake, and has been a popular hike for many years for those hiking the Dewdrop area west of Kamloops. Due to its relatively low elevation, it can be reached throughout most, if not all, of the year,...

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