Category Archives: Hiking

Tonquin Valley Hike

Several weeks ago I joined 9 friends for our annual backpacking trip.  This year’s excursion was a 5-day hike on the Tonquin Valley Trail in Jasper National Park.  The trail is about 43 km long which we broke into 4 … Continue reading

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Maligne Lake 2016

The sun was just coming up as we arrived at the Maligne Lake boat launch.  The air may have been cool, just a few degrees above freezing, but our spirits were high as the lake was like glass.  As we unloaded … Continue reading

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Skyline Trail – 2nd Half

Last August, a group of us attempted a 4-day backpacking trip on the Skyline Trail ( previous post ) in Jasper National Park.  Between huge blisters on my feet and snow when we woke up on the 3rd morning we had … Continue reading

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Desert Waterfalls

Being a prairie boy from Alberta, I really didn’t associate waterfalls with deserts until we started spending winters in Southern California. Certainly deserts are very arid places.  But I have come to appreciate how much alive deserts really are.  Desert … Continue reading

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A Frosty JT Morning

4 am.  Saturday morning. Is that my alarm already?  I crawled out of bed and quietly got ready to leave.  Out the door at 4:30. Part of the fun of photography is leaping out of bed in the middle of … Continue reading

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Two Different Hikes

Over the past month I have been on two hikes in two very different yet similar environments.  Similar in that they are both desert-type environments but different in many ways.  One is on the edge of a city, the other … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree NP Camping Trip

In mid-November I decided that an overnight camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park was in order.  It would give me a chance to do a sunset shoot, get a good night’s sleep, and be up early for a sunrise … Continue reading

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Zion

In early November, I joined a group of fellow photographers from the camera club to which I belong for a 5-day outing to Zion National Park in Utah.  While I had heard a bit about Zion and had seen photos … Continue reading

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Summertime …

A number of friends have finally shamed me enough to get off my but and update my blog/website. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything worth writing about, rather it’s that I’ve been busy doing those things and just … Continue reading

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Point Campground – Kananaskis Country

Sometime back in early May, a friend posted an article on Facebook which listed the “Top 25 Campsites in Canada”.  One of the campgrounds listed was Berg Lake which I wrote about last summer.  It truly is spectacular. Another one was … Continue reading

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