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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 

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs {Red Cliffs National Conservation Area}

Yant Flat and Candy Cliffs 3.0 miles / 4.8 km round trip little to no elevation gain until you are on the slickrock. Perhaps it means I am selfish, but I love having beautiful places all to myself. Places like The Wave are incredibly enticing to 

Opal Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Opal Ridge {Kananaskis Country}

Opal Ridge 8-10 km, 900 meters elevation gain If you’re like me, you love hikes which are off the beaten path and somewhat hard to find (aka no sign or map at the trailhead) because then you have a gem of a hike all to