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  • Peace Park Trek 2018

    For the second consecutive year I will be proudly supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work to fund innovative cancer research programs by taking part in the Peace Park Challenge 2018. Collectively, we will be hiking 160 kilometres through beautiful Glacier and Waterton National Parks in Montana and Alberta, respectively. This is a cause that…

  • Day 5: Skyline Part II

    The Notch to Tekkara Campground (30KM Mark)    Things began to change at this point. While morale was still high following our experience on the Notch, we knew we still had a ways to go, and provisions were running low, namely water. Knowing this, I began to ration the original 5 litres I had packed…

  • Day 5: Skyline Part I

    “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb   (Before anything else, I suppose, I should mention that I’m writing about this particular day much after the fact, but that it’s whole course is so ingrained in my mind, that I feel as if…

  • Yosemite Day II: The Mist Trail

    Feeling blissful and accomplished from my hike to the Merced Grove, I drove back down to the Valley, enjoying weather that I had not experienced in far too long. The drive down was much quicker than the way up and I soon found myself in the Valley, with the intention of stopping by the visitor…

  • Yosemite Day II: The Merced Grove of Giant Sequoias

    My second day in Yosemite was nothing short of unforgettable. I woke up with the sole objective being to hike as much as possible throughout the day. The beauty of being by myself meant that I could go wherever I wanted to, whenever I wanted to, for as long or as short as I wanted…

  • Return to Yosemite

      I had to get out of there. They don’t call it the Jungle for no reason. I had spent the last couple of days in Southern California, with the majority of time being spent in LA’s infamous bumper to bumper traffic. That coupled with the usual – the crowds, the smog, the lack of…

  • Foggy Gatineau Trail Run

    That last post about me hardly writing about specific runs I’ve had? Yeah about that. My runs lately have been SO great, and honestly just noteworthy for a variety of reasons that it feels difficult for me not to write about them. On a rainy Saturday in mid May, I drove up to the Gatineau…

  • Runner’s High

    “I run because I can. When I get tired, I remember those who can’t run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them. I know they would do the same for me.” — Unknown      To write about a single run that I’ve…

  • Back from California

    Here’s a quick little update. About a month ago I was in California, having an amazing time in the Golden State. Although I was only there for nine days, and it had been my third time down there in as many years, it was an unforgettable trip. As always, I took copious amounts of photos…

  • Day 3: Johnston Canyon Ink Pots & Spray River Loop

    Day 3 would take us to Johnston Canyon and its beautiful ink pots (10.8km & 330m gain) and the relatively easy Spray River Trail Loop (12km & 65m) adjacent to the town of Banff. This marked our last full day of stay at Johnston Canyon’s Campground. Johnston Canyon Ink Pots  Nearly 50km of hiking had been…