A Quick Trip to The Chilliwack Community Forest in the Snow

Not every trip needs to be some huge affair. In fact, with little ones in tow, it’s often best to find a short day that they enjoy. You can often find these days in the Chilliwack Community Forest. The Community Forest is especially awesome when we have just a bit of snow in Chilliwack, you’ll […]

2017 The Summer of George!

2017 was an amazing year. In August 2016 my wife Melanie and I had our second child. Fraser is a little boy who is turning into a crazy dude. For most of 2017 I was a stay at home Dad, but my wife was on maternity leave, it was like the “Summer of George!” However […]

Baby’s First Overnight Backpacking Trip, The Lower Stein Valley

While I was able to get out often with our two oldest kids last summer, the birth of our third daughter put my wife out of commission for most of the summer. Even near the end of the season, she wasn’t up for long days out in the backcountry with the kids. That meant that […]

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 Carin under Mount Slesse.  The rather late start to the day landed us at the […]

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 one of the best I can remember, for many reasons. If you are a super […]

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 planks. For this year that meant that Eden and I were getting mostly ski stuff […]

3 Ways in Chilliwack to encourage your kids to love being outside

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean that you need to change your outdoor activities totally. No, you can’t expect a 3-year-old to go for a 10km trail run with you or be up for staying on the trail every day that has terrible weather. But just because you have kids doesn’t mean you need […]

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 simple format. Launch and go as far as you can, usually south “down range” above […]

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 is in Manning, or how high the river was running, or if the lake is […]