Slow and steady, hiking is just putting one foot in front of the other. You might choose to day-hike for the day, or backpack for a week or more.
These articles cover everything you need to know about hiking and hiking gear.
I couldn’t resist the warm temperatures and bit of sunshine and had to get out hiking. My little furry hiking companion and I ventured out to Stocking Lake in Ladysmith January 25th. It felt summer like with the warm breeze but the temperatures were still… Read More »Stocking Lake Loop from Ladysmith
Getting outside can be tough. It feels so good when you do it but it just seems like there are so many obstacles in between work and laundry and dishes and cutting the lawn and actually getting out there. Some days I can get outside… Read More »What adventures are you going to do this year?
GPS are becoming so popular these days with avid outdoors people and folks cruising around cities. If you own a smartphone, you already have a gps in your pocket. Knowing which streets to take to an address is great if you’re driving but how do… Read More »Garmin Basecamp Series: Everything you need to know about Garmin’s GPS Software
I had one section left to complete the Spruston Road to Christie Falls portion of the Trans Canada Trail near Nanaimo. Naturally I’m a list checker offer and hiking all the portions of a large trail is just a big checklist so I had to… Read More »Trans Canada Trail: Haslam Creek to Christie Falls
I’ve been hiking of the Trans Canada Trail lately. Christie Falls is along the trail just north of Ladysmith. I hiked out there last year but never got the chance to post the photos. Over the next 2 weeks I’ll be posting of the Great… Read More »Wandering to Christie Falls
So why can’t you use a windscreen on a canister stove? Imagine this story. You’ve just found camp after a long day hiking. The weather is miserable, it’s raining, the wind is blowing it sideways. You’re cold and wet and hungry. You get camp set… Read More »Ka-boom or the reason you shouldn’t use a windscreen around a canister stove
Sometimes you start hiking a trail having absolutely no idea what it’s going to be like. Or rather the image you had in your head of the trail is completely wrong. That’s the way I started the Alberni Inlet trail. I had assumed I was… Read More »Trip Report: Alberni Inlet Trail
One of the most useful sources of information when you plan your West Coast Trail hike is trip reports from other hikers.They usually talk about what gear they brought, what the weather was like, what campsites they slept at, what route they hiked and why… Read More »West Coast Trail Trip Report Roundup