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30 10, 2011

Backpacking around Skoki

2016-10-30T13:11:17+00:00 October 30th, 2011|activities, camping, trip reports|

Skoki Mountain, carrying a 42lb backpack, scrambling, blisters and taking in the raw beauty of the mountains…this was my first backcountry adventure! A few things I learned along the way:  Ensure the new hiking boots are well worked in! Hikes around the Meawasin Trail in Saskatoon will not do the job…as Alicia, [...]

25 07, 2008

Camping Food

2016-10-30T13:11:21+00:00 July 25th, 2008|camping, food|

Quite naturally after a hard day climbing and scrambling, camp participants' thoughts turned to food. There was a fair bit of discussion about what everyone else was eating, where they got their recipies and so on. One book was mentioned several times - Lip Smackin Backpackin Two recommendations from that book were "Tahoe Chicken Curry" [...]

30 06, 2008

Kaslo Backpacker’s Hostel

2016-10-30T13:11:21+00:00 June 30th, 2008|camping, resources|

by Catherine McCormick Kaslo is a fine place to use as a jumping off point for some good hikes in the West Kootenays. You might even recognize the owners of the Kaslo Backpacker’s Hostel - Sarah and Darren. They both have worked at the hostels at Rampart Creek and Hilda Creek during the past decade. [...]