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Random Backcountry Camping – A guide for a quick get away

  While many of of the adventures we describe are multi-night trips requiring months of research,  planning and permits. One thing we’ve experimented with this summer is random camping and used it to take advantage of a couple of free Friday…

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Back to where we started

Oops I forgot my sleeping pad

  If you’ve read our Grand Teton trail report (part 1 and part 2) you’ll have read that my much beloved Thermarest Neoair sleeping pad is sitting somewhere in the shade by the trail near the Alaska Basin Lakes. For me, this was the middle of…

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Oops I forgot my sleeping pad

Teton Crest Trail – Part 2

 Read part 1 here Day 3 – Alaska Basin to South Fork Cascade Creek We awoke to a clear morning, while most of the smoke had cleared out the previous afternoon, it was nice to see that it hadn’t returned.  After a quick breakfast we hit the trail…

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Teton Crest Trail – Part 2

Backpacking with the Cubs

  As a Cub Leader (Scouter). One of the things I really wanted to do this year was introduce a few the Cubs in my pack to Backpacking. At first I wasn’t sure how the youth, ages 8-10, would do. While my kids have been backpacking since they…

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Backpacking with the Cubs
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Meet Kelly & Heiko

A selfie to start the trip
As Tolkien aficionados, we’ve always joked that one of us is called to by the mountains (hence the dwarf) and one of us the sea (hence the elf).

Now that we have hobbits of our own, it’s a chance to share what we’ve learned (from the mistakes we’ve made). Read more ...

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Incredible views over Healy Pass. Couldn’t have asked for nicer weather @BanffNP #backpacking

Sounds like an amazing experience! https://twitter.com/TELUS_Spark/status/1553489371411668992

Alpenglow at Burstall in the upper Spray Valley @BanffNP

Canada & US

Our Backpacking Trail Reports are mainly from Western Canada and the United States.

Our 2020 & 2021 backpacking hiking on the Great Divide Trail. View our planning and trail reports for sections A-G.