Monthly Archives: August 2016

Maybe Plan B

So there I was (we were) yesterday in the sun (and wind, it must be said). Today, we started off pretty good – and then the weather changed. As we drove to McBride with the dogs to their new puppy … Continue reading

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Wilcox Pass

One more amazing day! One more amazing hike! Do these stunning days ever stop? I think not. After yesterday’s humdrum hike, today’s so far surpassed expectations, it was dizzying. I thought it was going to be just a tiny little … Continue reading

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Tonquin Valley and more

Today has been an amazing day- but I’ll save that for tomorrow, along with a million photos. Yesterday, an “oops” sort of hike – and here is what I wrote about that at the end of the day: All I … Continue reading

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Jasper and Mount Robson

This is the beautiful mountain we’ll get intimate with in four days. In the meantime, we are in Jasper, lunching, shopping and then dashing off home before the frozen berries thaw and the yogurt yogs. Needless to say, today is … Continue reading

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Helen Lake and Cirque Peak

Following: what I wrote yesterday after an awesome hike to Helen Lake and Cirque Peak. Today – an insane travel day past Jasper (no room at any inn anywhere) but with subsequent solving of problems and booking a backpacking trip … Continue reading

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Icefields Parkway – part 1

What to say? What to say? Good news first? Nah – let’s exit with good and start with the shit – literally. Shit. I woke shortly before three this morning to puppy claws pacing on the floor. Hmmm – something … Continue reading

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Pocaterra Ridge

Today, Simon and I did Pocaterra Ridge. It has made its way, without hesitation into my top five or six hikes of this trip – or indeed, any trip I have taken. We had been debating the merits of this … Continue reading

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Rest Day – sort of but not really

Our idea of a rest day: I got up early-ish, letting Simon sleep in until almost nine because he reverted to night-owlish batman-ishness last night. So I puttered around, walked the dogs, fed them, had breakfast and generally cruised the … Continue reading

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Sunshine Meadows -Mount Assiniboine

I find it rather difficult to describe our three-day epic backpacking journey to Mount Assiniboine – made far more difficult from the warmth and comfort of our travelling house: a stark contrast to lying in a tent watching lightning reflected … Continue reading

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Preparing to backpack

Our preparations for a four-day backpack into Assiniboine from Sunshine Meadows includes, first and foremost, sitting in a cafe and getting a serious Internet fix while the laundry is doing its little thing down the street in the laundromat. Yes … Continue reading

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