We had limited time so we only did the first 9km portion of trail to Bear Beach and back again.
This was our first time up there and while it was beautiful, it was very sad to see how much garbage had been left by people on the trail and lakeside. If you do decide to take the trip up there, please pack out all of your garbage.
Elfin Lakes trail is an incredibly beautiful moderate hike that includes the option of staying overnight in a heated hut.
Follow me on instagram http://instagram.com/patricklatter "Keyhole Hot Springs(sometimes called Pebble Creek Hot Springs) is located 100 kilometres from Whistler(Village Gate Blvd). Though most of the 100k is on logging roads, it is drivable by most cars without any trouble. The massive Innergex hydroelectric project is well underway in the area, turning a once quiet wilderness [...]
Location: Alberta, Canada Participants: Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter Time: 12 Hours Weather: 7°C - 20°C Elevation Gain: 1350m Max Elevation: 3120m Start Time: 8:30pm Directions Head out of Canmore on the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Lakes road. Continue on the unpaved Spray lakes road for about 27-28km until you see the Sparrowhawk Picnic area. Gear Hiking Boots Food [...]
Story A quinzee is shelter that is made out of snow. It is different and much faster to build than an igloo because you start with solid pile snow and then dig out the inside. You want to ensure that where your starting has a significant amount of snow on the ground. If it's a [...]
Distance: 75km Total Time: 101 hours Participants: Patrick Latter, Jimmy Quigley, Carlyn Stilling, Michelle Wong Background Information on the Trail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Coast_Trail We arrived in Port Renfrew on Sunday and camped in a nearby campground for the night. It was right on the beach and had a great view of the bay. The next day we made [...]
With the next 5 days off, we left Calgary Wednesday night for Waterton Lakes. The park is roughly 3.5 hours drive from Calgary, so we stopped in Claresholm for some food. They happened to be having a small classic car meetup at the A&W across from the Sunset Motel. A man, who introduced himself as 'Don of [...]