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The Enchantments, Washington
Thoughts

Memories of 2016

As is tradition around this corner of the internet, here are my favourite memories of 2016. (How many years do you have to do something to make it a tradition? I did this in 2014 and 2015, so I…

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…

bear safe campsite
Advice Backpacking Tips Hiking Tips

Ask Taryn: Bear Safety

Recently I wrote a post called “You Killed A Bear” that ended up getting way more online attention than I had anticipated. My message in that post was that less experienced hikers should read up about bear safety before…

Garibaldi Lake
Thoughts

You Killed a Bear

Dear Garibaldi Lake Hikers and Campers: Yesterday, you killed a bear. You have been coming up to the lake for weeks this summer. You leave trash beside the lake and on the trail. You drop food on the ground…

Women's hiking gear: when is it actually worth it? When should you buy women's hiking gear? Are woman's backpacks worth it? Should you buy a women's sleeping bag or pad?
Gear

Boreas Lost Coast 60 Backpack Review

On multi-day hiking trips, having a comfortable backpack is pretty important. On my first ever backpacking trip (the West Coast Trail!) I used a borrowed backpack that was too big for me. The harness didn’t fit, I got bruises…