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Paintbrush trail – Manning Park

Paintbrush trail – Manning Park

The Paintbrush trail in Manning Park is one of the many bite-sized adventures that is great for kids or non-walkers. It is less than 2km long, but high in the alpine so you get beautiful flower-filled views.  We did the trail the morning after our epic hike to Frosty Mountain, so this trail was fabulous for seeing larches from afar. There are quite a few mini trails like this in Manning Park (the closest is the Dry Ridge trail which…

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Whistler Hikes – Brandywine Mountain

Whistler Hikes – Brandywine Mountain

Last weekend I went hiking through the clouds with a lovely group of Wanderung hikers. Our plan was to walk up to the beautiful Brandywine Meadows, and then continue with a scramble up Brandywine Mountain. It was a misty, cloudy day, and we could taste smoke in the air, so we didn’t get to see any views at all. Despite that, I had a fantastic time. And now I can’t wait to go back to climb Brandywine Mountain again on…

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Garibaldi Provincial Park – The Gargoyles

Garibaldi Provincial Park – The Gargoyles

This post follows on from our beautiful hike to Elfin Lakes in BC, Canada. We arrived at the lakes quite early, and after looking at my map, and chatting to other hikers, we decided we should try to hike up to the Gargoyles on Diamond Head. From down at the Elfin Lakes campground, this looks like a huge climb, and not really something you should attempt in addition to the 22 km hike to the lakes. At the same time, it…

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