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Author: Donloree

Mars Valley / Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama}

Mars Valley / Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama}

Valle de la Marte {San Pedro de Atacama} Distance – 3 km and up – as little or as much as you want to make it! Elevation – minimal Difficulty – Easy Trailhead Location – Valle de la Marte ticket office Mars Valley or otherwise […]

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Guide to Hiking Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park}

Lake Magog {Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park} Distance – 58.5 km (Sunshine via Citadel Pass – Magog Campground – Mount Shark via Wonder Pass) Elevation – 899 gain / 1098 loss (Sunshine via Citadel Pass) 597 gain / 1046 loss (Shark via Wonder Pass) Difficulty – […]

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Rockwall Pass {Kootenay National Park} Distance – 31 km round trip Elevation – 1,300 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead Location – Paint Pots Trailhead, Kootenay National Park The Rockwall is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It is mystical, engulfing with […]

Piedras Blancas {El Chaltén}

Piedras Blancas {El Chaltén}

Piedras Blancas {El Chaltén} Distance – 20 km round trip (10 km one way) Elevation – 700 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead Location – North parking lot of El Chaltén (trailhead for Laguna de los Tres) While researching adventures and hiking in Patagonia, something that […]

Gibbon Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Gibbon Pass {Kootenay National Park}

Gibbon Pass {Kootenay National Park} Distance – 10.8 km one way, 21.6 km round trip Elevation – approx. 1,300 meters Difficulty – Hard Trailhead Location – Vista Lakes Parking Lot Hiking up to Gibbon Pass was a last minute plan change the other weekend when […]

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park}

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park}

Sulphur Mountain Winter Hike {Banff National Park} Distance – 5.5 km one way, 11 km round trip (additional 0.5 km one way to Sanson Peak) Elevation – 665 meters Difficulty – Moderate Trailhead Location – Upper Hot Springs, Mountain Avenue Sometimes you just get lucky. When […]

Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Monitor Ridge {Mount St. Helens}

Mount St. Helens Distance – 15 -16 km / 10 miles (scrambling and route finding skills required) Elevation Gain – 1,421 meters / 4,663 feet Trailhead Location – Gifford Pinchot National Forest Climbers’ Bivouac Logistics – Permit required to hike, parking pass required to park […]

How to be a Travel Planning Maven – Google Maps to the Rescue!

How to be a Travel Planning Maven – Google Maps to the Rescue!

One of the best parts of traveling is all the research before you start the adventure. At least for me. I love the anticipation that comes with planning and excitement of finding out of the way, hidden gems that very few people know about. Guide […]

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge {Glacier National Park}

Abbott Ridge Distance – 13.6 km Elevation – 1029 meters Trailhead – Illecillewaet Campground / 117°29’31″W 51°15’49″N Glacier National Park trail information I love the September long weekend. LOVE. After a full summer of adventure, fun, and more things to do than daylight … and there is […]

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake and Dolomite Pass {Banff National Park}

Helen Lake / Dolomite Pass Distance – 12 km RT / 18 km RT Elevation – 453 meters / 550 meters Trailhead – Highway 93 North, 33 km north of the Lake Louise Junction across from the Crowfoot Glacier viewpoint. Unfortunately the world has found out about […]