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Alouette Mountain – Golden Ears

Alouette Mountain – Golden Ears

Alouette Mountain is one of those mountains that I have been meaning to explore for a while. I knew most of the 20km trail is within forest, so I thought of it as a Shinrin yoku or forest bathing hike. However that description did not quite prepare me for how fabulous and expansive the views are once you reach the peak! Alouette Mountain is a challenging hike with 1360m+ elevation gain. But it never gets super steep, so it is…

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Destination Hikes – Review

Destination Hikes – Review

Destination Hikes in and around Southwestern British Columbia by Stephen Hui is a companion book for the fantastic 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia. If you enjoyed 105 hikes, you will probably also love the 55 day hikes described in this book too. For this volume, Stephen chose destinations that will take you to somewhere with fantastic mountain views, waterfalls, lakes or somewhere with historical significance. Each walk is 3 hours+ and has at least 150m elevation gain,…

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Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (West Crown) – Vancouver

Beauty Peak (otherwise known as West Crown, or sometimes Sleeping Beauty) is one of the prominent mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore that you can see from all over the city. This is a tough hike and definitely not suitable for new hikers or for soggy days! Still, the reward for all this effort is one of the best views I have ever had of Vancouver. Our reason for the visiting this peak was to spread the ashes of our much-loved…

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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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