Ribbon Falls – Spray Lake Provincial Park

As we all know, 2020 was not the best. I suffered mentally, physically, and emotionally. Like many I gained weight, lost hope, missed connections with people, and struggled with anxiety. Thankfully, I was able to get out on one backpacking trip this summer when restrictions relaxed a bit in Alberta. My friend (L) and I […]

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First Solo Backpacking Trip

With all the rain we had this year, I was getting antsy over the summer. I wanted to go backpacking but everything wasn’t working out. So, I decided to do a solo backpacking trip close to home. I have always wanted to get back to Elk Island National Park and this was a perfect opportunity. […]

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Tonquin Valley – Kind of

Ok so I didn’t complete the Tonquin Valley. I really wanted to though! Those of you who live in Alberta can relate. This summer was wet. Very rainy, muddy, and bug infested. I decided to take my sisters on a backpacking trip this summer. Instead of doing a short, little one nighter, I thought we […]

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Kootney National Park

Our backpacking trip to The Rockwall was cancelled. The trail report did not recommend travel so we took their word on it. One of my closest friends, L, got us a reservation at a campsite in Redstreak Campground by Radium, BC. Before our backpacking trip, we decided to drive down to Calgary and stay the […]

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My first backpacking trip

We have all been there. We see something we like or someone doing something intriguing and we think “I could do that”. That was me. I had a coworker who had done backpacking trips when she was in high school and I was intrigued. “What do you mean you carry everything on your back?” “What […]

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