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Larch Hills Traverse

Larch Hills Traverse

In May of 2014, I decided to do a solo overnight trip along the Larch Hills Traverse. This is a trail that was set up and is maintained by the Shuswap Trail Alliance and runs 44km from Salmon Arm to Sicamous, or vice versa. I think it's better known as a mountain bike...

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North Face Terra 50 Pack

North Face Terra 50 Pack

I own a lot of packs. Because of the number of different activities I do, I have an extended trip backpack, a bike pack, a running pack, and several other packs in various sizes for day hikes and overnight/weekend trips. It sometimes seems a little excessive, so I had...

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Battle Mountain – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Battle Mountain – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Kirk and I are always looking to backpack into the alpine as soon as the snow is gone and June 2013 was no exception. We'd been keeping an eye out on the Well's Gray trail report and as soon as the roads and trails were clear, we made a plan to head up to Battle...

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Kelty TN2 tent

Kelty TN2 tent

After many years of use, we decided to retire our Sierra Designs Meteor Light 2 tent in 2014 and move onto something that was smaller and lighter. As the Sierra tent weighed in at over 6lbs, it was definitely a heavy weight in the world of two person backpacking...

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Mount Kerr – Marble Range Provincial Park

Mount Kerr – Marble Range Provincial Park

In June 2014, I loaded up with a friend and headed for Marble Range Provincial Park for an overnight trip on the Wild Horse Ridge near Mount Kerr. The total distance up and down is about 22km but we decided to spend the night and take it easy. This is a little known...

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Trophy Mountain – Wells Gray Provincial Park

Trophy Mountain – Wells Gray Provincial Park

On the first weekend of July 2014, Kirk and I decided to head out to Trophy Mountain in Wells Grey Provincial Park for a couple of nights at Sheila Lake. Kirk had been up there a few times before but this was my first time. It's been on my list for years but I just...

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Adam’s Lake

Adam’s Lake

On the Canada Day long weekend of 2014, we decided to do a quick overnight trip on Adam's Lake with the canoe. Having read some other trips reports about conditions and where to set in, we figured we would hit one of the forestry service sites on the west side of the...

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Doing your business in the backcountry

Doing your business in the backcountry

Spend enough time in the backcountry and sooner or later, you're going to have to do some business. What we see as an easy task at home or at a rest stop can become a bit more of a challenge depending on where you're at. In a lot of cases if you're at an established...

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