Trail Talk

  • Trail Report – Edith Cavell
    The Edith Cavell trail is a popular hiking destination located in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. Named after the British nurse and martyr Edith Cavell, the trail offers breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies and a chance to experience … Read more
  • Girl Gone Good – Vickie Lanthier
    Vickie Lanthier is a 14 yr military veteran who works as an IT consultant by day, completed an Honours Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2020, and runs GirlGoneGood® in my spare time. Admittedly sounds like an odd mix of … Read more
  • A Family Cave Adventure
    Last summer my family needed a real-life adventure and a diversion from the world at large!   My two boys, ages 12 and 9, and I were looking for something inexpensive that would catch their interest, get them outside and spark … Read more
  • Arc’teryx Adds New Hiking Boot
    the Aerios AR mid GTX Boot New to the Arc’teryx lineup for Spring 22, is the Aerios AR Mid GTX boot. Designed for comfort in motion, the Aerios AR backpacking boot delivers support and protection with outstanding freedom of movement … Read more
  • Murtle Lake, BC: North America’s Largest Canoe-Only Lake

    Nestled in one of the largest valleys of the Cariboo mountains, at an elevation of some 2,300 m (7,546 ft) above sea level, lies Murtle Lake. It’s shape is described to be a backwards ‘L’ with two arms. The North Arm runs deep into the Cariboo Mountains, while the wider West Arm is lined with sprawling sandy beaches.

  • Amazing Destinations: Jacques-Cartier National Park, Québec
    Jacques-Cartier National Park boasts one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in Quebec. The Jacques Cartier River Valley, the most prominent glacier landform, serves as one Canada’s best stages for fall scenery. The Park is open year-round, though the availability of activities and facilities vary. Entrance fees are $8.90 per adult per day. The park is free for youth under 17.
  • Demand for Camping Equipment Boomed During the Pandemic, But May Continue to Rise. Here’s Why
    The pandemic has caused many markets to boom (and some to bust). Camping equipment is understandably on the rise, and reports say this boom will continue through to 2023. Here’s what this means for campers. By Natalie Oattes Not only … Read more
  • Pancake Bay Provincial Park: One of the Best Ways To See Lake Superior
    bay of Lake Superior. Its unique name comes from its historical roots as a last stop for travellers during the fur trade, at which point they’d have nothing left to eat onboard but pancakes.
  • The Best DEET-Free Bug Repellent in 2021
    The mosquito is one of Canada’s most reliable summer species. Canada has over 82 different species of mosquitoes, with a total population that would never show on a calculator. Scientists believe that mosquitos originated from South Africa, and slowly spread across the world to reach a whopping variation of 2,700 species. Regardless of the size of Canada’s mosquito diaspora, we all know that mosquitos are one of the best party-crashers to summer activities.
  • Persevere
    This is the second in what I’m hoping will be a series of twelve (or so) posts about single images from the past year. A little background story to the images and why they are important to me. The turning … Read more
  • When the Wright Decision Is Discretion
    Caution is preferable to rash bravery. Falstaff. King Henry the Fourth, Part One, William Shakespeare. The Adirondacks can be relentless. Then at the same time, rewarding. Like life sometimes they can throw myriad challenges towards you in just hours, even … Read more
  • Wright Mountain, Wrong Day
    Tired of feeling lost, tired of letting go.Tear the whole world down, tear the whole world down.Failure. “Failure” – Breaking Benjamin Failure. It’s an ugly word. From the Anglo-Norman French failer it’s one of those words in our language that … Read more