Backpacking Trips List

I’ve done a lot of backpacking trips so here’s the full list with links to trip reports or photo sets where available.  If there’s no link, send me an email (happiestoutdoorsblog at gmail dot com) or leave me a comment and I’d be happy to answer questions about that trip.

Fall backpacking campsite

Camping at Semaphore Lakes, BC in September, 2014


Vancouver Area

Alouette Lake canoe trip, Golden Ears Provincial Park, BC, August 2012

Greendrop Lake, Chilliwack Provincial Park, May 2005


Sea to Sky area, BC:

Cheakamus Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, May 2005

Elfin Lakes, Garibaldi Provincial Park, January 2004, October 2010 and July 2015

Garibaldi Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, August 2014, August 2016

Garibaldi Lake to Cheakmus Lake Traverse, July 2005

Marriott Meadows/Wendy Thompson Hut, December 2005 and September 2009

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, June 2005, August 2010 and July 2015

Semaphore Lakes, September 2014

Tenquille Lake, June 2015

Wedgemount Lake, Garibaldi Provincial Park, July 2009



Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast:

Cape Scott and San Josef Bay, Cape Scott Provincial Park, July 2005 and August 2013

Forbidden Plateau and Mount Albert Edward, Strathcona Provincial Park, September 2015

Juan de Fuca Trail, Juan de Fuca Provincial Park, May 2009

Nootka Trail, Nootka Island, September 2011

North Coast Trail, Cape Scott Provincial Park, August 2008

Plumper Cove Marine Provincial Park, Keats Island, June 2007

Sunshine Coast Trail (Gwendoline Hills to Powell River), March 2016

Tetrahedron Provincial Park, January 2005, July 2007, January 2009,  and February 2013

West Coast Trail, Pacific Rim National Park, June 2004

Wildside Trail, Flores Island, May 2015 (I also wrote a Trail Guide)


South West BC Interior:

Brimful Lake, Stein Valley Provincial Park, September 2010

Cathedral Lakes Provincial Park, August 2012

Heather Trail, Manning Provincial Park, August 2004, September 2009 and August 2017

Illal Meadows, Coquihalla, July 2008 and September 2012

Lightning Lakes Trail, Manning Provincial Park, June 2009

Lime Ridge, Marble Range Provincial Park, July 2011

Lower Stein Valley, Stein Valley Provincial Park June 2005, May 2007, April 2009, April 2011, April 2013, and April 2014

Poland Lake, Manning Provincial Park, July 2007

Skagit River Trail, Manning Provincial Park, April 2005

Skyline Trail, Manning Provincial Park, July 2005 and September 2014

Wildhorse Ridge, Marble Range Provincial Park, July 2010



Chelan Lakeshore Trail, Lake Chelan, North Cascades National Park, May 2011

East Bank Trail, Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, April 2015

Enchantments, Alpine Lake Wilderness, July 2016

North Olympic Coast, Olympic National Park, May 2010

Ozette Loop, Olympic National Park, May 2014 and May 2016

Ross Lake Canoe Trip, Ross Lake, North Cascades National Park, July 2012

Shi Shi Beach, Olympic National Park, May 2010, May 2017



Cape Chignecto Trail, Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Nova Scotia, October 2007

Bluff Trail, Woodens River Watershed, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2006

Kejimkujik Lakes canoe circuit, Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, August 2007

Kenomee Canyon, Economy, Nova Scotia, July 2006

Liberty Lake Trail (first section only), Kejimkujik National Park, Nova Scotia, June 2006

Long Range Traverse, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, August 2006

Tracey Lake, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, February 2007



Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal, August/September 2016 (I also wrote a post about why you should hire a trekking guide in Nepal)

Chilkoot Trail, Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park, Alaska, August 2015

Jökulsárgljúfur canyon, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland, June 2014


  • Reply
    Georgia C Newsome
    February 10, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Taryn,
    Thanks for putting a Nookta Trip report on my post. It compliments the post very well. While I love the WCT and have hiked it over 50 times, I too much prefer the Nootka Trail.
    Looking at your hiking trips is pretty impressive.
    It you ever consider hiking in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, Ol Doinyo Lengai) I would be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. I have hiked various route on Kilimanjaro and just returned from hiking Mt Meru and Lengai.
    Tu kuongezeka is swahili for Just HIke!

    • Reply
      Taryn Eyton
      February 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Georgia. I am thinking about Kili (as a someday thing) but I’ll definitely let you know if it becomes more of a reality. 🙂

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