camping Archive

Grand Canyon R2R2R

I haven’t done a blog post recently because, frankly, I haven’t been doing the most exciting/newsworthy things, I think. I did some pretty cool ski trips in the spring to Jumbo Pass Cabin and to Asulkan Hut in Rogers Pass, but I suppose I found myself “too busy” (a phrase I absolutely despise) to write about those. In May I went on a really fun …

Castleguard Cave

When your friends invite you on a crazy mission to visit a remote restricted-access cave under a glacier in a National Park, you don’t decline the opportunity. Or at least, I don’t. Such was the case when my friends Gavin and Katie invited me to accompany them on a weekend winter expedition to Castleguard Cave in Banff National Park. The cave is gated and locked …

The Five Treasures of the Great Snows – Part 2 of 2

Click here to read part 1, if you missed it! From Ghunsa we began to travel back up a different valley. I thoroughly enjoyed leading another delicious grind up a steep hill in rhodendron forests. I snagged the blissful opportunity to get my heart pumping and felt like I could have flown up that climb, happily drenched in euphoria of effort, similar to the runners …

The Five Treasures of the Great Snows – Part 1 of 2

The trekking adventures continue! I just returned from three wildly exciting weeks on trail, living among the giants. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world topping out at 8586m. Its name means “The Five Treasures of the Great Snows”. This mountain can be accessed from both Nepal and India, as it’s right on Nepal’s eastern border with Sikkim. The collection of 5 peaks …

Announcement! The Great Himalaya Trail

In fall of 2015 I will undertake a solo expedition crossing the entire country of Nepal through some of its most outlying regions using a high altitude network of little used paths: the Great Himalaya Trail. “Winding beneath the world’s highest peaks and visiting some of the most remote communities on earth, it passes through lush green valleys, arid high plateaus and incredible landscapes.” I …