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The Rockwall Trail – Helmet Falls to Tumbling Creek

The Rockwall Trail – Helmet Falls to Tumbling Creek

This was our second day on the spectacular Rockwall trail, from Helmet Falls to Tumbling Creek. You can read the first part here. This section climbs up to the giant cliffs of Ottertail limestone that make up the actual Rockwall. The trail goes by Rockwall Pass (and you can take a mini detour to Wolverine Pass) before descending down to the pleasant campground at Tumbling Creek. We saw incredible mountains, glaciers and regal marmots along the way. We were unable…

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The Rockwall Trail – Paint Pots to Helmet Falls

The Rockwall Trail – Paint Pots to Helmet Falls

At the end of July my friends and I hiked one of the best backpacking trails in the Canadian Rockies; The Rockwall. It was incredible! We had perfect weather and got to see fabulous wildflowers, countless waterfalls, spectacular geology and alpine views that looked like they belong in a fairy story! This is a trail report from our first day, from Paint Pots to Helmet Falls. I’m going to jump right in with some panoramas to show you just how…

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US & Canadian Rocky Mountains Road Trip – Book review

US & Canadian Rocky Mountains Road Trip – Book review

One of the best things about living in North America is the possibility of epic road trips! If you like road trips to reach fabulous mountain vistas, then you’ll want US & Canadian Rocky Mountains Road Trip by Becky Lomax. When planning a road trip around the Rockies, this guide will help you find the best sights; And more importantly, the best hikes. I received a free copy of this book from the publishers, but I am genuinely chuffed with…

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Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia – Review

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia – Review

Backpacking in Southwestern British Columbia by Taryn Eyton is a fantastic guide for overnight hiking and camping trips. I bought my copy last spring when it was first published so have almost had a year to learn from it. Sometimes I have as much fun planning trips and anticipating them as getting out and exploring. This book is perfect for that! I have now visited 18 of the 40 areas so thought I should write a review. Please note, I…

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