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How To: Leave No Trace

A pristine backcountry is a luxury that we are fortunate enough to have in abundance here in British Columbia.  It is very important however that we do not take our wilderness for granted and treat it with the utmost respect!  …

How-To: Choose Winter Traction

Keep Traction in Winter on Icy Trails Winter and early Spring provides some of the most spectacular views and raw wilderness appeal, as a blanket of soft snow covers everything in a quiet, glistening layer. The same back-country traffic that …

How To: Choose the Right Backpacking Stove

The most important things with choosing the proper backpacking stove is to understand what you plan on using it for the most, and the type of trip you will be bringing it on. In General: For shorter trips, when packing …

Winter Ascent of Labor Day Horn

Winter Ascent of Labor Day Horn It was an overcast day in mid February as we ski toured up the Nesakwatch Valley towards Labor Day.  Light snow squalls passed over Marc-Andre and I as we headed up to the Propeller …

Ski Season is a wrap

Ski Season is a wrap. Posted on April 7, 2017 With some nice warm days starting to show up in the forecast its time for me to put away the skis and start riding my bike. This past ski season was …

Adding skiing to our list of family adventure activities

This winter our family decided that it was time to pick up skiing. Well at least for 2 of us this year, then two more next year and in 2 years we’ll get our youngest (currently 7 months) on some …

The Willi XC – Big Distance, Big Air, Big Flights – Kevin Ault

I just returned from participating in “The Willi XC Challenge”,  a hang gliding and paragliding event held annually at the fantastic Mount 7 flying site in Golden, BC. Busy Launch on Mt. 7   Compared with other comps, this is quite a …

Thoughts On Water

In Chilliwack, we have so much water that we often don’t even notice it, and when we do, it’s to complain about it or boast about it. So we talk about how much it’s raining, or how good the snow …