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  • high altitude

    High Altitude Hacks: Hiking 14ers

    “In the mountaineering parlance of the Western United States, a [14er] is a mountain peak with an elevation of at least 14,000 feet (4267 meters). There are 96 [14ers] in the…

  • purify water

    3 Ways to Purify Water (And Why You Should)

    3 days- that’s how long you’ll last without water. So here are 3 methods to purify water to ensure you never have to take unnecessary risk. Oftentimes when I’m hiking, I…

  • grizzly peak

    Grizzly Peak: Steep Climbs, Fun Times

    This hiking season so far has been fantastic- lots of time peak bagging, exploring new places and getting new recommendations. Grizzly Peak was one of the latest summits, and it was…

  • wild encounters

    Wild Encounters and Attacks: Advice from an Expert

    Kevin Wilson, CEO of Wild Encounters Ltd has generously shared some useful information about bear encounters. He gives valuable recommendations about bear safety, as well as information about the courses his…

  • grizzly bear

    What You Need To Know About BEAR SPRAY

    If you’ve been hiking out in Canada, you will have heard of bear spray. The reason it is getting more and more common is because it is the most effective way…

  • Trail Mix

    Love Trail Mix? Grab This Formula!

    SO MUCH ENERGY!! …. is what I want to be saying midway through the trail. I think I can safely say that most people love trail mix. Who wouldn’t love a…

  • day hike

    5 Things You Need On a Day Hike

    This is a question most people want to know! What should they bring on a day hike? Where the confusion lies typically is that people don’t know how much is too…

  • hiking jacket

    Best Hiking Jacket: Review

    Today is a gear review on one of my most-used pieces of clothing while hiking: The Columbia Arcadia II Women’s Shell Jacket. This is my favourite hiking jacket, and I consider…

  • prairie mountain

    Prairie Mountain Hiking Guide

    An alarm goes off at 4 am. This is the time I got up this past Tuesday for an (almost!) sunrise ascent of Prairie Mountain with my friend Jess. Prairie Mountain…