The weather is finally getting warmer, the snow is melting, and most importantly, provincial parks have re-opened! May and June are beautiful months to get outside and enjoy nature – but in the mountains, it’s still considered to be “early season” and a lot of destinations are snow covered, especially at higher elevations or further … More Early Season Hikes and Scrambles near Calgary!
I wrote this post almost 5 years ago now after a solo trip to Thailand and Cambodia. Wow, how time flies! This was such a memorable experience for me, and I’ve been enjoying reflecting and reminiscing on past travels during this period of uncertainty and stillness. I hope you enjoy reading about my experience visiting … More An Ethical Elephant Experience
I wasn’t originally going to write a trip report on this relatively uneventful weekend, because this Bow Hut trip was really supposed to be a training weekend for doing the Wapta Traverse, which got cancelled due to the Coronavirus. So, I spent some of my extra time writing this little summary reminiscing on a time … More Thoughts on a Lifetime of Loving the Mountains (Bow Hut Winter Edition)
The final installment of Victoria and Christina’s grand friend-venture is finally here. I’ll admit this is long overdue, but better late than never right?! If you missed parts one and two, you can find them HERE and HERE! For the last part of our trip, the plan was to attempt Mount Cline, which is … More Cline Lakes and Mount Owen (Friend-venture Part 3)
As I currently write this post, it is the last day of 2019! What better day to take some time to look back and reflect on the past year! This kind of post has been popularized by famous bloggers like James Clear, and I’ve been doing a similar thing over the past several years in … More Some reflections on the past year and decade
For the second year in a row, Manny, Neil and I decided to tackle hiking Northover Ridge in a single day push. Northover Ridge is a spectacularly beautiful backpacking trail in Kananaskis Provincial Park that most people take around 3 days to complete, camping at Aster Lake and Three Isle Lake. Manny had done this … More The Northover Ridge Challenge!
I was very excited for the next couple days of our trip because this part of our journey was part of a very, very belated birthday gift for Victoria. I gifted her a stay in an Alpine Hut a couple years back, but last year, our reservation at Abbot Hut was cancelled when the mountain … More Bow Hut & ‘The Onion’ & Bow Falls (Friend-venture Part 2)
In mid-July, Victoria, one of my dearest and best friends, and I embarked on our fourth annual friend-venture in the Rocky Mountains. What started out as a casual girl’s weekend camping trip way back when we were rekindling an old and forgotten friendship has blossomed into a celebration of our love for adventure, the mountains, … More Borgeau Lake and Harvey Pass (Friend-venture Part 1) + Mulled Wine Recipe!
Originally posted on May 30, 2017 I’ve always been more of a “wait until inspiration strikes” kind of writer, but travelling in Peru, was such an amazing trip I just had to write about it! I had several incredible experiences that have inspired me to finally pick up the pen (ahem, keyboard) again. From surfing in Lima … More Lighting it up in Peru!
In July 2016, I took an Intro to Mountaineering Course through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures as I was keen to develop some alpine skills so that I would be able to start climbing taller and more complex mountains. On that trip, I met a handful of awesome women who have since become dear friends and adventure … More North Victoria – Kicking off 2019 Summer Mountaineering