Tag Archives: Recreation

Backpacking In Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

One weekend, not so long ago, Mike and I found ourselves with time to spare and no solid plans (a rarity to be sure) and so we took a spur-of-the-moment backpacking excursion to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park.  There are several backcountry destinations to chose from, but being that we only had a regular weekend, we

Camping With The Kids: Radium Hot Springs Edition – Day Three & Day Four

On our third day in camp, we got up bright and early to have breakfast, which consisted of bacon and cinnamon buns (cooked in foil over the coals from our fire). Mike and I made coffee with the MSR filter that his brother Ben gave us for Christmas. It was a beautiful, relaxing way to

Camping With The Kids: Radium Hot Springs Edition – Day One & Day Two

Yesterday afternoon we returned home after a long weekend camping excursion into British Columbia with the kiddos.  We camped near Radium Hot Springs at Lake Enid, which is about four hours drive from home. We headed out after Mike got finished work on Friday night.  The SUV was packed and we were all very excited.

Photo Post: Mountsberg Conservation Area, Ontario – Set Three

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Photo Post: Mountsberg Conservation Area, Ontario – Set Two

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Photo Post: Mountsberg Conservation Area, Ontario – Set One

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Our Weekend At The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Last weekend Jay invited Mike and I to join him and the kids in Banff for a couple of days, and to spend the night at the Banff Springs Hotel. We headed for the mountains early on Saturday afternoon (after we finished up with the condo developers) and after arriving in Banff, we checked into

We Are Headed To Banff This Weekend!

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing – Aldous Huxley I know my recent updates have been a lot of random photos and other fluff, but there is good reason for that.  Mike and I have both been rather busy with job hunting, and we are both starting new

On Snowshoeing And Our Visit To Ontario

On Tuesday Mike and I returned from our trip to Ontario to visit his family. We had a really wonderful time. It was so good to see everyone and catch up with them. Made me miss living there and being closer to all of them. We spent most of our time indoors, spending time with

Photo Post: Bon Echo Park, Ontario – Set Two

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Photo Post: Bon Echo Park, Ontario – Set One

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Photo Post: Killbear Park, Ontario – Set Three

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Photo Post: Killbear Park, Ontario – Set Two

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Photo Post: Killbear Park, Ontario – Set One

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Article: The Top 10 Beginner Hiker Blunders – Part Two

Click here for Part One Article courtesy of Backpacker Magazine Written by: Jason Stevenson, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking The Top 10 Beginner Hiker Blunders (Continued) 6. Going ultra-light without ultra-experience A regular backpacker going ultra-light is like a vegetarian becoming a vegan—it takes time to dial down a new, safe system.

Article: The Top 10 Beginner Hiker Blunders – Part One

Article courtesy of Backpacker Magazine Written by: Jason Stevenson, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking and Hiking The Top 10 Beginner Hiker Blunders 1. Wearing denim like Johnny Depp on 21 Jump Street News flash: Denim is cotton, so wearing jeans (and jean jackets for that matter, Mr. Depp) is a poor choice

Gear Review: The North Face Double Headed Toad 44

Vital Statistics: Gear Type – Tent Person – 4 Season – 3 Trail Weight – About 8 lb Floor – 54 square ft Vestibule – 31 square ft Additional Specs – The North Face Review: We purchased our Double Headed Toad 44 (now known simply as The Toad) from Camper’s Village in June of 2010.

Lake Luellen: Day Three – August 2010

Sunday morning was blessedly warmer than Saturday morning had been, and when we hauled ourselves out of our sleeping bags at 7:30 am there wasn’t any frost on the ground, in spite of the somewhat heavy rains that had gone on through the night.  We’d had the good sense to keep our boots inside the tent on

Lake Luellen: Day One – August 2010

So our long-awaited and much-anticipated first-ever overnight hiking trip went off wonderfully. It was just Mike and I, and 36 km of heavily wooded trail. Oh, and a grizzly bear. We pulled into the trailhead parking lot after purchasing our wilderness passes in Banff, and having a delicious dinner at Earl’s. A wilderness pass is