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Blaven South Ridge

Mon 4 August 2014
Having chickened out of the Basteir Tooth with my guide in the morning due to incessant rain which would have made the whole route lethally slippery as the rock is basalt, I returned to Richard at the cottage in disgrace. 2,153 more words


Goat Mountain


Finally, a real hike post! As the summer’s winding down and the temps are starting to fall just a bit, we’ve been jonesing for a challenging hike with the girls.   3,119 more words


Hiking with a Preschooler: Out of Carriers and Into Independence

As we’ve reached late summer and move into early fall, the feeling of a new season and new (school) year makes me feel like I need to set goals.   695 more words

Walking Adventures

Outhouses: Taking A Load Off Your Feet

A smelly outhouse? Not to Jim DuFresne. Our Trail Talk blogger loves what a privy provides in the middle of the backpacking trip; a roof over your head and a seat to take a load off your feet. 912 more words


Velella Velella and Shi Shi

Shi Shi beach is tucked between the city of Forks and near Cape Disappointment in Port Angeles, Washington. This is a popular area for beginning back packers because the trail is easily maintained, and there is minimal elevation gain. 151 more words


Niles Meadow

Yoho National Park. Beyond Sherbrooke Lake and on to Niles Meadow and the ridge above. About 22 km return and absolutely no one else there. Completely alone and peaceful. 42 more words


TWL Travels: Our Top 5 Favorite Hidden Treasure Hikes

Hello readers! Once again, it’s been too long! I’ve been jamming to my favorite artist’s new album in an effort to chase away some Monday blues. 1,002 more words