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Mount Assiniboine


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Mount Assinboine

By on August 20, 2016

We hiked through the night and arrived at one of the crown jewels of the Canadian Rockies – Mount Assiniboine, known for it’s likeness of the Swiss Matterhorn.

Day 82: Canmore, AB > Mt. Assiniboine Trail @ Big Spring Camp (almost)

Woke up and drove to the Banff Springs Hotel…

Lake Oesa


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Lake O'Hara Alpine Circuit

By on August 11, 2016

The Lake O’Hara alpine circuit is one of the most coveted hikes in the Canadian Rockies. The permitting makes it almost impossible to get up there and the only way to get there (almost) is to take a shuttle run by Parks Canada that books out 6 months in…


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Berg Lake Trail

By on August 3, 2016

The Berg Lake Trail has been rated in so many places online as the best trail in North America. As a result, permits were very difficult to come by.
Day 73: Valemont, BC > Berg Lake, BC
We woke up to the 8:00am alarm, and stole a few cups of coffee…

Joffre Lakes


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Joffree Lakes & Pemberton

By on July 30, 2016

We had completely forgotten about Joffre Lakes after hearing about it so many times by the locals in Whistler. After 2 fantastic weeks in Whistler, we were finally leaving, heading to Berg Lake, up north near Jasper. We had just 2 days to travel 500 miles before we were…

cat lake


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Cat Lake, Pebbleshoo, & Squamish

By on July 28, 2016

Day 68: Squamish, BC
Wednesdays are work days, but before I settled into wifi, we shared morning coffee with Leigh and Spring of Pebbleshoo – a blog that John has been following since 2013. These two were a major inspiration for our trip, and we love their philosophy about challenging…

The Black Tusk


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The Black Tusk: It becons!

By on July 25, 2016

Hiking the Black Tusk and visiting Garibaldi Lake was one of our favorite adventures of the trip. The Black Tusk is an iconic volcanic rock that can be seen from 100 miles in any direction and is a notable piece of Whistler’s backcountry. Getting to The Black Tusk is…

Erik at Whistler Bike Park


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Erik visits Whistler, BC

By on July 22, 2016

Little Tiny itsy-bitsy baby brother, Erik, came to visit me (John) in Whistler, while Sarah was in NYC on a business trip. He flew in from LA to Vancouver for the week with dreams of riding Whistler Bike Park, which is the best mountain bike park in North America…

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