Cathedral Lakes Lodge

cathedral lakes lodge

The Climb The 14 km packed dirt/sand/clay road (black dotted line from Lakeview Trailhead to Quiniscoe Lake) up to Cathedral Lakes Lodge, in British Columbia, was a good/not-so-good beginning to our weekend, depending on how you looked at it. I was sitting in the very back of the aging 4×4 suburban below, squished between myRead More

Travel Fever Relief

Travel fever

I’d been home for more than a few months, and my soul had started to yearn for the open road. It didn’t see a destiny so much as movement. A new landscape. Unfamiliar sights. Intoxicating smells. Foreign sounds. And it craved the learning that comes from travel. My hikes had gotten longer. I sought them fartherRead More

Montagne d’Argent – Take 4

montagne d'argent

Montagne d’Argent made my Top 5 Quebec Hikes for the Live Out There Blog. Why? It’s an awesome mountain. Every season. Every week. Even every day, the terrain morphs, according to the previous day/week’s weather, and creates the most interesting hike. It’s like a whole new mountain, every time. The Trail Our plan was to do theRead More

Pic de l’ours and Mont Orford

mont orford

Mont Orford and Pic de l’ours are mountains, two and a half hours east of Montreal. Our leader had told us we’d have an elevation of 500m. What she’d failed to tell us, was that we’d be heading straight up a ski slope, and she hadn’t added this rise to the total. The Trail We’dRead More

10 Things I Never Travel Without

never travel without

Minimal packing means taking only the important things. Here are the 10 things I never travel without, regardless of whether I’m going multi-day hiking, visiting cities or heading out on a two-month long trip. 1. Dry sacs. I previously used Ziploc bags but found their crinkling in the middle of the night disturbed other hostelRead More

Top 5 Quebec Hikes

top quebec hikes

Top 5 Quebec Hikes Since the province of Quebec has over 6000 kms of trails, it was tough to come up with a short list of top Quebec hikes. Inevitably, I had to follow my heart and present the four I love best. The last on the list is a marvel of human engineering andRead More