We’ve probably said this enough, but we like hiking! These pages will help keep a log of the trips we’ve been on as well as the trips we are planning. Whenever there is something we have difficulty figuring out, we’ll be sure to include what we have learned somewhere here.

Day Hikes

We are fortunate that there are so many opportunities around Vancouver to spend some time outdoors.  We have some wonderful hikes around here, many of which are accessible as day hikes (even by public transit!).   Posts About Day Hikes:

Sunshine Coast Trail

The Sunshine Coast Trail (SCT) is a 180 km trail stretching through the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia.  It stretches between Sarah Point in Desolation Sound to Saltery Bay.  The trail passes through old growth on the coast, and is often described as being a “hidden gem”. The trail is described as “easy to moderate” and … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Trail

John Muir Trail

In the summer of 2015 we hiked the John Muir Trail (JMT). The JMT is a 211 mile (~340 km) trail from Yosemite Valley to Mt Whitney, in California, USA. The trail takes you on elevations between 4,000 feet to 14,500 feet, but you spend much of your time hiking at elevations between 9,000 feet … Continue reading John Muir Trail

Short Backpacking Trips

On top of our day hikes, we try to do as many short backpacking trips as possible. Then every couple years we try to do a longer trip. The short trips are just as fun as the big ones – just a lot different!

Denali National Park

In 2017 we went on a 9 day backpacking trip in Denali National Park with two of our friends. Denali, at least at the time of our trip, allows you to day hike anywhere in the park. You can get off the bus and hike. But camping is more restrictive – the park is split … Continue reading Denali National Park

Family Hiking

We have found that hiking with an infant is much different than hiking before we were parents! Our adventures are changing a bit, but we are trying to keep hiking and sharing our passions with our son, Toothless.