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  • 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…

  • Updates & Thoughts

    It’s been a while since I’ve consistently published new content here so I’d like to give a little update of where things are at. First off, for the last month or so I’ve been working on updating the layout of this site and incorporating a more visually appealing and intuitive gallery. The site overhaul update…

  • Sequoias & Dreams

    Lately, I’ve found myself obsessing over Sequoias and Redwoods. I absolutely feel the need to see them and see them in the winter, surrounded by that pure, white, mountain snow, on the slopes of the Western Sierras.  The fact that such large living things exist seems surreal and it’s something I definitely have to see…

  • Day 2 – Cascade Mountain & Stoney Squaw

    Day 2 was probably remembered most for its notorious switchbacks, and the surreal beauty of the Cascade Amphitheatre, not to mention the worsening smoke from the BC forest fires. The day’s hikes consisted of the Cascade Amphitheatre (13.2 km, 640m elevation gain) and Stoney Squaw (4.2 km, 190m)  Cascade Amphitheatre  It was Sunday, August 6th. Just like…