Category Archives: Wildflowers

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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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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Flowering Desert

During winter in the desert, talk often turns to the chance of rain in the forecast.  Will it cause flash flooding?  Will it be enough to bring some relief to the California drought?  But often the talk revolves around what … 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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Whirlwind Winter Wind-down

Several weeks ago I stopped in at my insurance broker’s office to drop off a document and he commented that he had been following my blog.  That reminded me that I hadn’t posted anything in a while.  And now that … Continue reading

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A Busy Month

The past month has been a busy one in the desert, with lots of cycling, hiking, photography excursions, visits from friends, and a host of other activities. Rather than go into a lot of detail, I will just highlight some of … Continue reading

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