This is a trail that is not to be missed if you can fit it into your Canadian Rockies itinerary. Reservations are a giant pain and can make trip planning tricky but if you like spectacular scenery, waterfalls, and glaciers this is an amazing hike! We were extremely lucky to find a reservation for Berg […]
This was recommended by my guidebook as one of the best day hikes in Banff National Park. It’s a short drive north from Lake Louise village. The parking lot is quite easy to miss so double check your directions before heading out. The 1st section is heavily wooded with a never ending stretches of tree […]
We were thrilled that we were able to snag a coveted campsite at Lake Louise for 2 nights during our summer vacation to the Canadian Rockies. Lake Louise is a picturesque glacial lake with a colossal turn of the century hotel overlooking the lake. It’s a must see scenic spot in the Canadian Rockies. This […]
After 4 nights backpacking and a lousy night of sleep at McBride’s Campground (BR14) we were ready for an earlyish start. We ate a quick oatmeal breakfast with an extra helping of tea and hit the trail.
After 3 nights camping at Lake Magog it was time to pack up and hike out back to the car. There are 2 options for hiking south back to the Mt. Shark trailhead (1) Wonder Pass or (2) Assiniboine Pass. We chatted with several hikers who had hiked the area and they unanimously recommended Wonder […]
After a moderate to easy hike the day before we were ready for something bigger, longer, harder. We asked around the night before looking for hike recommendations. A couple of campers recommended Windy Ridge as a full day moderately difficult hike (11+ miles). Thankfully waking up the second day we were rewarded with a major […]
We had the pleasure of spending 3 nights at Lake Magog in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. We cheated and flew the helicopter in from Mt. Shark saving 2 days worth of hiking to Lake Magog. We were limited in time and flying in on the helicopter saved time to enjoy several nights at Lake Magog […]
A July 4th long weekend brought around the perfect opportunity to go backpacking in the eastern Sierra Nevada. After one night of camping, we set out on our backpacking trip, the plan being to do one overnight stay at Blue Lake in Inyo National Forest and continue on to another lake if there wasn’t too […]
We hiked Mount San Antonio (locally known as Mount Baldy) on a summer visit to LA several years ago and had wanted to do it again ever since we moved to LA. Finally we made it happen!
We were looking for some ocean views on a pleasantly warm fall day in November and stumbled across this little gem in Topanga State Park. It’s a relatively short drive from the valley up through Pacific Palisades on Sunset Dr. There’s plenty of street parking close to the trailhead on Los Liones Drive if the […]