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  • Peace Park Trek – Prelude

    I found myself alone this time, embarking on a plane to a place that has become much more familiar to me in recent years. I made the relatively short flight to Calgary from Ottawa on a sunny summer day in early August of 2018, on my way to a second consecutive trek to raise money…

  • Late 2018 Updates

    It’s been a while since my last post. Admittedly, I’ve been so caught up in many other things going on in my life right now that it’s been difficult to give as much time, attention, and care to my site. I have so much to write about! The Peace Park Trek this past August, the…

  • From the Mountains to Sea Level

    Want to know one of the greatest feelings there is as a runner that lives at sea level? Your first few runs back home immediately following some nice mileage in high altitude. Over the last two weeks I hiked and partially ran close to 200km in the Rockies of Montana, Alberta and British Columbia. The…

  • Home. Again.

    17 days. Nearly 200km hiked. + $10000 collectively raised during my first week with the Peace Park crew. And now I’m here, back home in Ottawa, writing this from my desk. A feeling that still seems surreal. During my first week, I spent most of my time down south in Montana hiking through beautiful Glacier…

  • 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…