Backpacking The Enchantments – Day 3

Backpacking The Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is a remarkably beautiful, but gruelingly difficult journey. The landscape is heavenly with gorgeous alpine lakes and jagged mountain peaks, not to mention the wonderful wildlife. Those who explore this remote area of Washington State find that neither the beauty of this place nor the challenge of…

Exploring The Enchantments Core Zone – Day 2

A journey on Washington State’s most iconic backpacking trail, called The Enchantments, is like stepping into paradise. Getting a permit for The Enchantments and climbing Aasgard Pass are both nearly overwhelming challenges but once you are inside the Core Zone you will not want to leave. It is a mountainous landscape full of gorgeous alpine…

Hiking Aasgard Pass to The Enchantments – Day 1

A journey through The Enchantments is remarkable and beautiful, but a grueling challenge. It is full of gorgeous alpine lakes with mountain top scenery as well as wonderful wildlife. It is an adventure where the beauty and the challenge of the trail simultaneously cannot be overstated. One of the biggest challenges is found when hiking…

Guide to The Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

There is a place where jagged snow-covered peaks melt into reflective turquoise blue waters and where mountain goats will literally walk directly up to those who dare venture into their home turf. Sound enchanting? Well, that’s because it is, literally. This magical place is known as The Enchantments and it is consistently thought of as…

Lake O’Hara Camping & Hiking Guide – Yoho National Park

I’ve heard it said that everyone loves Lake Louise (Banff National Park) until they have visited Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park. For us, Lake Louise was way too crowded but we still enjoyed the beauty of the lake itself. However, hiking and camping in Lake O’Hara is how mountainous landscapes are meant to be…

Snowbird Pass Trail – Berg Lake Day Hike

Snowbird Pass Trail in Canada’s Mount Robson Provincial Park is only accessible as a day hike from one of the backcountry campsites on the Berg Lake Trail. Given the distance and elevation gain acquired we recommend this as a hike from one of the campsites between the Marmot Campground and Robson Pass Campground. Check out…

Backpacking Berg Lake in Mount Robson

Backpacking Berg Lake is an amazing adventure found in the wilderness of Mount Robson Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. This post focuses on our experience of hiking the trail. For more information on trail stats and how to acquire one of the coveted camping permits check out our Berg Lake Trail Guide. Backpacking Berg…

The Best Canadian Rockies Backcountry Adventures

There is no end to the amazing amount of beauty to be discovered in the Canadian Rockies. Massive icefields feed glaciers that grind up the mountain rock, turning the lakes and rivers into saturated hues of blues and greens. This is a wonderland for those who love to spend time in nature. There is so…