December 16, 2017

headed to Patagonia Jan 2018

My January 2016 Patagonia trip was cut short. Only a month. I’m planning to stay longer this time. Arriving Santiago January 20th. Planning to start in Mendoza. Head to Bariloche from there for hiking and cycling. I’m looking at photos of the Patagonian Andes for inspiration. These are from the upcoming documentary Unbounded. It should […]

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018

Click PLAY or watch the new trailer on YouTube. Catch it if you can. Films on Tour Tour Locations: USA Tour Locations: Canada Tour Locations: International

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Goat Range Provincial Park, B.C.

I grew up in Calgary. Had a summer home near Nelson, B.C. for 30 years … yet couldn’t recall any Goat Range Provincial Park. Have you heard of it? It’s remote. Hiking This park has some rugged possibilites but few developed trails. There is one short but awesome old growth cedar walking trail, and one short […]

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REI closed on Black Friday

For the 3rd year in a row REI closed their doors on one of the biggest sales day of the year. #OptOutside I’m pleased to say I bought nothing on Black Friday.

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10,000 km Portugal to Turkey on foot

Deux Pas Vers L’Autre (2PVA) That translates as Two Steps Towards Others. Marie and Nil: Excluding any means of transportation, during 530 days we will travel 10,600km through 17 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and Turkey. … … we will document this experience for 17 months […]

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Buckskin Gulch / Paria Canyon, Utah and Arizona

Clever Hiker posted the best information on this classic hike we’ve yet seen. Located in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness of Utah and Arizona, this spectacular and unique hike winds through one of the deepest and longest slot canyons in the world. Wavy sandstone walls twist their way to the sky for nearly thirteen miles, creating […]

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Big Bend Outer Mountain Loop TX

If I return to Big Bend National Park it will be to hike the Outer Mountain Loop. Backcountry permits are required for all overnight backpacking trips in the park and can be obtained at the Chisos Basin Visitor Center (or another park visitor center). Day 1 – Chisos Basin – Boot Canyon – Juniper Canyon […]

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12,500+ mile All-In-Trek

THE NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL (4,600 MILES) THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL (2,178 MILES) THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL (2,650 MILES) ..AND THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL (3,100 MILES) Breanna Cornell and Sophie are going to try it continuously, self supported, back to back to back to back. Target Start Date: 20th September 2018 details –

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Clint “Lint” Bunting’s 8 pound pack

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Lake O’Hara (CAN) Hiking and Camping Guide

Clever Hiker posted the best information page we’ve yet seen for Lake O’Hara in the Canadian Rockies. Though Sunshine to Assiniboine is our favourite hike in those mountains, Lake O’Hara is the most spectacular. It’s extremely difficult to get a reservation for O’Hara due to popularity. We try EVERY year by phone on the start […]

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