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Hiking the PCT with a Dog Part 3: FOOD

One of the most common questions I get about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) with a dog is about food. During our hike, I was asked numerous times about his food and water situation. Mismanaging either of these can be detrimental to your beloved pup, especially...

Hiking the PCT with a Dog Part 2: WATER

Water on the PCT is by far one of the major challenges for hiking with a dog. Obstacles such as lava rocks and river crossings are serious yet fleeting. Water, however, is a challenge that requires diligence. So what did I do when so many people were telling me I...

Backcountry Vegan Mocha

I have always preferred my coffee black. That is until I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and I started to want a little more in the mornings. I wanted a little more comfort, a little more substance, and a little more pep in my step. That's why I've created this...

50+ Reasons I’m Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

This summer I will be departing on my biggest adventure yet, the Pacific Crest Trail aka PCT. For those that don’t know the PCT is a 2650 mile foot path that runs from the Mexican border near the town of Campo, CA to the Canadian border at Manning Park, BC. On average...

My First Adventure Vlog

Stein Divide ~ A Berry Smokey Adventure~   For as long as I have been sharing photos and stories online I have heard more "you should" comments that I can count. Phrased one way or another it has become clear that people would like to see my adventures in video....

Haida Gwaii: East Beach Trail, A Solo Experience

It was a stormy night on Chilkat pass, Frank and I were cozy in the van resting for the next day. We had returned that morning from our first backpacking trip in more than a year, and were preparing to spend some time exploring The Triangle over the next few day....

Haida Gwaii: A 4-Legged Ascent of Mt.Moresby

I'm not sure exactly how it began, but somewhere during my limited pre-trip research I got the idea in my head to climb Mt.Moresby. It is the tallest peak in Haida Gwaii at a whopping 1164m. Its relatively close proximity to a logging road and low elevation made me...

Simply Exploring and Doing Without

When it comes to enjoying the outdoors and backcountry adventures what you don't take with you can be just as important as what you do. As someone who finds conservation in day to day life very important I try to encourage people to buy quality made products that will...

Exploring The Triangle

Roaming Wild in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park Frank and I recently returned from a four day backpacking trip in Tatshenshini-Alsek provincial park located in 'The Triangle' of BC. It was much needed after a long hiatus from the tent, as is this trip report after...

Home Is Where You Park It

By now I'm used to being asked the same questions over and over again regarding my vanlife. Don't you get cold? How do you shower? What do you do without wifi? The list goes on and on, but the one that I always have the hardest time answering is: Where do you park at...