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Centennial Ridge: Highest Maintained Trail in the Canadian Rockies

Centennial Ridge: Winter Southbound Traverse (An Unexpected Adventure) Centennial Ridge is full of surprises. As a maintained trail, my friend Jess and I expected it to be a long day for sure- but fairly straightforward overall. Never underestimate the…

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6 Adventure Books for the Hiker in Your Life

6 Adventure and Hiking Books that Stole my Heart! Buy these for the hiker/adventurer in your life. Note: This page contains affiliate links. If you click on the link, and purchase a product, I earn a small commission. Full…

17 Unforgettable Photo Moments from 2017

2018, bring on the adventures!! 2017 was full of exploration, discovery, and amazing moments with friends in the beautiful world that we live in. Here are 17 unforgettable photo moments from 2017 that will inspire wanderlust going forward into…

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 United States, all west of the Mississipi River.…

edibility test

The Edibility Test: How To Test and Eat Wild Plants

In a survival situation, it is helpful to supplement your meals with wild plants and berries. However, when a guidebook is not always handy and available, or you are in an area that you don’t know, it is helpful…

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 fill up my bottle in the gush of…

grizzly peak

Grizzly Peak Photo Journal

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 incredible. 360 degree views from the peak revealed…

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 company offers. His company is the only one…

conquer fear of the outdoors!

5 Ways To Conquer Fear of The Outdoors!

The outdoors can be frightening, especially when camping overnight. Respect for the great outdoors is a good and healthy thing, because overconfidence in the bush can lead to problems. However, don’t let fear dictate your plans or stop you…

bear proof campsite

9 Ways to Bear Proof Your Campsite

Now you’ve got your bear spray, and you’ve got your bear bag. Now time to get out there and camp! Whether you’re front-country camping or hiking out to your spot in the back-country, there are precautions we can take…