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The Ten Essentials

The Ten Essentials

When people spend time in the back country or wilderness, or even go on a day hike near town, there will always be some element of risk and having the right equipment goes a long ways into being prepared in the event of an emergency. And included in your list of the...

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Iceland’s Laugavegurinn – Part 2

Iceland’s Laugavegurinn – Part 2

Spending the night at the Álftavatn camp was a first real opportunity to meet some of our fellow travelers on this route. People from around the world, with many being from Europe and the USA, had come here to live this great Icelandic outdoor experience. Some were...

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Iceland’s Laugavegurinn – Part 1

Iceland’s Laugavegurinn – Part 1

In the summer of 2015 we spent a couple of weeks in Iceland, with the opportunity to do some backpacking while we were there. With that in mind, we decided to do Iceland's famous Laugavegurinn during the last week of our trip. Originally we had intended to spend four...

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Jade Lakes Trail – Mount Revelstoke National Park

Jade Lakes Trail – Mount Revelstoke National Park

The Jade Lakes Trail is one of the premier hikes in Mount Revelstoke National Park near Revelstoke BC, and being that we were spending a weekend camping with our family at nearby Martha Creek Provincial Park, we chose a nice and sunny summer day in August as the day...

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Frosty Mountain Loop Trail

Frosty Mountain Loop Trail

Over the years, we have done a couple of the different backpack trips available in EC Manning Provincial Park, including Poland Lake and the Lightning Lakes Chain Trail but the Frosty Mountain Loop Trail was our first trip that really took us into the alpine of the...

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