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Kenna Cartwright Park

Kenna Cartwright Park

Here in Kamloops, we are lucky to have some of the best places in the province to run and bike in. One of our favourite places to do both activities, as well as walking or light hiking, is in Kenna Cartwright Park on the western side of the city. With approximately 40...

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Estekwalan Mountain

Estekwalan Mountain

Estekwalan Mountain had been on our list of local areas to explore but we just hadn't gotten around to it until our first attempt in November 2014. However, due to lots of snow blocking the road, we ended up parking several kilometers from the trailhead. Throw in -25...

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Mount Bowman – Marble Range Provincial Park

Mount Bowman – Marble Range Provincial Park

Towards the end of March 2015, I saddled up with Anthony for a trip to the top of Mount Bowman, just outside the boundary of Marble Range Provincial Park. I had seen this peak from nearby Wild Horse Ridge during an overnight backpack trip as detailed in this post and...

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Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

In September of 2013 we did a U.S. road trip loop which started in Montana and passed through Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington. Our ultimate destination was an Iron Maiden concert in Las Vegas (and yes, we made it!) but along the way...

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Brazeau Loop Trail – Jasper National Park

Brazeau Loop Trail – Jasper National Park

In the summer of 2013, we elected to make Jasper National Park's famed Brazeau Loop Trail our longest backpack trip of the season. This trail is considered the "grand tour" of the southern part of the park and winds its way through a diverse selection of alpine and...

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Ross Moore Lake Snowshoeing

Ross Moore Lake Snowshoeing

Over the years, we've made a couple of trips to Ross Moore Lake in our vehicles but we hadn't actually made it to the cabin. Most anyone can get to the forest service site on the south end of the lake in just about any vehicle, but to proceed beyond that, you will...

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Rockwall Trail – Kootenay National Park

Rockwall Trail – Kootenay National Park

While we can say with confidence that most of our trips work out as expected, there have been some that did not work out quite as planned. One such trip was our backpacking experience on the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park in 2012. It started with bad spring...

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