One of the most common questions we got on trail (other than "does he enjoy it?") is why? So why thru hike with a baby? We never really considered the alternative We assumed right away (before Toothless was even born) that we would thru hike with our child. We do that together so why not … Continue reading Why did we thru hike the GDT with a baby?
SCT 2021 Day 3 – Tin Hat to Lewis Lake
Mileage: 6.75 km Toothless was once again up bright and early around 5:30am; it was raining it still though and we still needed his diapers to dry, so we didn't start packing up yet. After some crawling all over us, thankfully we were able to convince him to go back to sleep until 7am. It … Continue reading SCT 2021 Day 3 – Tin Hat to Lewis Lake
GDT 2021 Gear Haul: Trail Runners
I've been wearing the Asics Fuji Attack 4 gel trail runners for about 4 years now. I just kind of stumbled on them. I bought them on clearance one day, gave them a try, and they worked really well for my feet. When we were planning our hike of the GDT in 2018 these were … Continue reading GDT 2021 Gear Haul: Trail Runners
Plans for 2021 Hikes
Our plans are firming up for the 2021 season and so we would like to announce our intent for the following hikes with our baby Toothless. GDT We have hiked the GDT in 2018 and plan on sharing the experience with our baby boy. This is one of our most cherished hikes and we are … Continue reading Plans for 2021 Hikes
Is that a dog or a baby?
Since our baby boy, "Toothless", was born in late October we have been very fortunate to have a smooth recovery and an easy baby to take care of. Thankfully this means we have been able to start hiking with him since he was 3 weeks old. We have been taking him on day hikes every … Continue reading Is that a dog or a baby?
Snowshoeing at Grouse Mountain
Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Day 3
Last night was a bit warmer and we were both warm enough under the quilt. I forgot to deflate my half of the sleeping pad before going to sleep though and I kept waking up with a sore hip and needing to rotate though. In the morning, we were relatively quick and managed to get … Continue reading Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Day 3
Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Day 2
Last night was a bit chilly - our water bladder bite valves were frozen, so it got down to at least zero. I was a bit cool, but overall fine under the quilt; Kyle on the other hand reported that he was too cold to sleep most of the night until he figured out to … Continue reading Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Day 2
Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Day 1
Getting to the start of the trail was quite straightforward. We just followed the #1 to Lytton (remembering to take the turn off at Hope and not continue to Kamloops) and then turn into the #12 and very soon after turn left onto the ferry road to take the ferry across the Fraser River, then … Continue reading Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Day 1