Sailing Days

We have been wandering around Vancouver Island for two weeks now and it is hard not to look back on the days we sailed here. Ten years ago John and I spent a year and a half sailing around the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound on a 26-foot sailboat (and living on). We were, and still…

In Between The Rains We Played In Atlin

Heat waves and periods of intense rain sums up the month of July. Having the summer off means we can decide when and where to go, depending on where the nicest weather lies. We had plans to spend a couple of weeks exploring Mount Edziza but wildfires in Northern BC forced us to look elsewhere….

Blue Skies Near The Skagway Summit

When the weather forecast calls for only four days of sunshine for the next two weeks, you have to take advantage of it. We went into the mountains to wander, frolic and skip about aimlessly. Upon reaching the alpine, there were so many options. Do we go east towards the rutting Dall sheep? Or wander…

Summer Recap

14 weeks of playing outside. There was way too much rain but we played as much as we could. We canceled a pretty big canoe trip as a result of many things getting in the way. Life is rarely predictable. Instead, we wandered the southern bit of the Yukon and a corner of northern BC,…

Atlin Lake Provincial Park

I won’t say much about Atlin Lake other than it’s worth the effort to get there and go paddling. There is infinite beauty and peace to be discovered, plus there’s a warm spring to slip into after a week or so of paddling, to soothe tired muscles. We spent eight days paddling the provincial park…

Wokkpash Trail, Stone Mountain Provincial Park, Part 2

The BC Parks trail description recommends beginning the Wokkpash Trail along the Old Churchill Mine Road. It’s lost on me now why we chose to begin from the MacDonald Valley and end our trip hiking the 17 kilometres of the Old Churchill Mine Road but that’s what we did. I don’t think it really matters…

Stone Mountain Provincial Park, Part 1

Stone Mountain Provincial Park, like Muncho Lake, is too often overlooked by travellers focused on points north or south along the Alaska Highway which I think is absurd. Mountain ridges, alpine lakes and wilderness adventure is so accessible here. It is just as stellar here as anything you’ll find in the Yukon or Alaska. I…

Muncho Lake Provincial Park

Travellers of the Alaska Highway don’t often slate enough time to explore Muncho Lake. They may camp for the evening, stop to photograph the stone sheep or caribou often spotted along the highway but there are so many canyons and mountain peaks easily accessible from the highway. And because people underestimate the potential for adventure,…