July 9 – 15 GDT 660km to 850km (190 km) Section 5 of 12 After a restful 1.5 days in Saskatchewan Crossing, T and I broke the inertia of civilization and headed out on our 5th leg (section E) of the Great Divide Trail. We were looking forward to this section because we knew it… Read More Great Divide Trail Yo-Yo: Part 5 – Alpine Solitude
Despite a lot of snow in the first half of the GDT (perhaps 50% more than expected), T and I arrived at the mid point of the GDT two days ahead of schedule. That meant we had to take a few days off because we had a wedding to attend that coming weekend. In total,… Read More Great Divide Trail Yo-Yo: Part 4 – Floodplains & Brush
On June 26, T and I wandered back into civilization after persevering through (and often enjoying) a very difficult 210 km (130 mile) third section of the Great Divide Trail. As usual, see T’s account if you want a well told version of the story. Thus far winter has been the dominant plot element of… Read More Great Divide Trail Yo-Yo – Section 3: Still Winter
T and I are taking a rest day (June 17) at Peter Lougheed Park after hiking another 8 days and 195km on the Great Divide Trail from Coleman, AB. We’re now at 344km out of 2240km in our GDT yo-yo. Note that I am slow in posting this due to poor internet, and once again,… Read More Great Divide Trail Yo-Yo – Section 2: Reprieve from Winter
In a little over two weeks, T and I will be starting our second thru-hike. We’re attempting a yo-yo hike of the Canadian Rockies via the Great Divide Trail. The trail is 1250km (750 miles) and we’re planning the first ever yo-yo of it, so it will hopefully be a 2500km summer. T and I loved our… Read More Great Divide Trail Yo-Yo 2017
Myself, family and friends headed into the Bob Marshall Wilderness for the last week of June. We planned a nice 172km hiking/packraft loop on the classic South Fork Flathead and North Fork Sun Rivers. The route was almost identical to a trip T and I did back in 2012 except this time we wanted to hike… Read More Bob Marshall Packrafting 2016
Summer has been good. So good I’ve fallen far behind at blogging about it. Instead of trying to catch up with trip reports that are months over due, I’ve compiled of my 10 favourite photos from the summer. They might not all be Nat Geo worthy but they’re visceral links for me.