Posts in North America
Five Early Season Hikes near Seattle

Spring shoulder season is my least favourite time of the year. A long cold Canadian winter spent with restless hiking legs and gear collecting dust in basements and storage units finally coming to a close but not soon enough. With a tough avalanche season and lingering snow showers in the Canadian Rockies I decided to take a trip to Washington State for some early season costal hiking.

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Seven Fall Hikes in Washington State

Growing up I never understood the allure of autumn - it simply marked the end of my favourite season. The days grow shorter at an alarming rate, the foliage is dying and falling off of the trees and, if you’re like me and live in the Canadian Rockies, the first snowfall of the year can come before summer is even over. It was not until I moved to the east coast when I was 18 that I had my first real autumn. I watched as the leaves ever so slowly shifted from their summer green to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. I was invited on a weekend of apple picking in the valley with good friends and we carved pumpkins a warm evening under a harvest moon. I know this sounds too idyllic to be true - but isn’t that how all first loves are remembered?

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Along the Border of Arizona and Utah - a Perfect Place to Get Lost.

When I set out on my third road trip through the desert I wanted to see everything that I had missed or skipped over on previous trips (spoiler: this simply isn't possible). I had a google map pinned with locations along the Arizona-Utah border... but then they started migrating - one in New Mexico, some up near Salt Lake City, a few peppered into Nevada... 

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