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  • Carbide Wilson Ruins

    Hey guys! I’ve gotten quite a few requests from people asking for detailed directions to the Carbide Wilson Ruins so I figured I’d do so here!  This is a fairly well known and short, but beautiful hike with a spectacular destination at the end. The round trip distance is about 3km from the trailhead at the…

  • Yoho! (Part 2)

    I had to break this up into two parts because this day was just that epic. It was definitely one of the coolest days I’ve ever had. Upon finally dragging ourselves away from the surreal turquoise waters of Emerald Lake, we were back on the road. Not quite sure where we were headed, we got…

  • Day 3 – Yoho! (Part 1)

    This particular day had to be one of the best and most memorable of my life. We had planned to head off to beautiful British Columbia and Yoho National Park in particular. It actually began pretty late as I took some time to actually let my family know that I was alive. I’ll never forget the view…

  • Catching the Sunrise

    King Mountain Sunrise Hike  I have no idea why it took me so long to hike up to the area’s tallest “peak” to catch the sunrise. I’ve been so accustomed to hiking in the evenings to catch as many sunsets as I can that I decided to switch things up today. And man, am I glad…

  • Day 2 – Lake Minnewanka and Johnston Canyon

    Lake Minnewanka Day two of the trip was quite simply fantastic. I had a welcomed break from protein bars courtesy of our hostel’s complimentary breakfast – copious amounts of orange slices, toast, oatmeal, pancakes and muffins! As if the breakfast wasn’t enough, we were fortunate to have met some really awesome people from all over…

  • On Half Marathon #1

    “We have run through the sleet and snow. We have weathered frozen toes and too-short days. We have conquered another Canadian winter. What is our reward? To run down the Rideau Canal in spring sunshine. To have a whole city cheering us to the finish line. To experience one of the world’s very best running…

  • Day 1 – Tunnel Mountain

    Hey everyone! I was recently in the Canadian Rockies, and I don’t even know where to start. I feel as if I have so much to say about my trip and so many photos to share, but it’s the sort of thing that you’d just have to experience for yourself. My whole life I’d have…

  • Elation

    Have you ever had one of those runs where you just feel like you could go on forever? You just know, in the heat of the moment, that you’re onto something spectacular? It’s an amazing feeling. Call it runner’s high, or whatever you want, but when it hits you, oh man, is it something. It’s…

  • Group Runs

    For years I’ve been running solo. Once my days competing in cross country and track were over, I found myself without a team/running group. Now, I didn’t mind it entirely, and I still don’t, but it’s amazing what training in a group can do for you. I got so accustomed to training solo that I forgot…

  • Get Outside

    Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean we have to hibernate! In fact, there’s tons of fun stuff to do outdoors during the winter months. A few weekends ago I went snowshoeing for the first time and it was actually the best thing ever. It was a last minute toss up between that or cross country skiing,…