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Backpacking Nepal Travel

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

In early September of 2016, I went to Nepal to go trekking to Annapurna Base Camp with my husband and two friends. Here’s the story  (and tons of photos) from my ten-day trek. Our guide Chandra, of Pokhara-based Friendly…

Joffre Lake Alternatives to Garibaldi lake
Backpacking BC

Garibaldi Alternatives: Alpine Backpacking in BC

Starting in 2016, hikers require advance reservations to backcountry camp at Garibaldi Lake, Taylor Meadows and Elfin Lakes in Garibaldi Provincial Park.  These three campgrounds in Garibaldi are probably the most popular place to backcountry camp in BC since…

Beach hiking on the Ozette Loop
Backpacking Washington

Ozette Loop Backpacking Trip Guide

Sometimes you want to go on a badass backpacking trip where you summit peaks, make crazy miles each day and start every morning by washing down a tablet (or 4) of Vitamin I (that’s ibuprofen!) with with your coffee.…

Backpacking the Sunshine Coast Trail - Manzanita Bluff
Backpacking BC

Backpacking the Sunshine Coast Trail Trip Report

Over the Easter long weekend I spent three days backpacking a section of the Sunshine Coast Trail with a group of friends.  Never heard of the Sunshine Coast Trail? The whole trail is 180 kilometers long and stretches the whole length…

Spring Backpacking Near Vancouver: Olympic Coast
Backpacking BC

Ask Taryn: Spring Backpacking Near Vancouver

As part of my “Ask Taryn” series, Carlin emailed me to ask for trip planning help for spring backpacking near Vancouver. She writes: I am originally from Colorado, but live here in Vancouver. I wanted to pick your brain…

Summit ridge of Mount Albert Edward
Backpacking BC

Island Alpine: A trip to Forbidden Plateau

My friend K has a birthday in late September and every year she organizes a backcountry camping trip to celebrate.  Last year we went to the beautiful Semaphore Lakes and this year we headed over to Vancouver Island to…