Trip Reports

We spend a lot of time out in the field testing gear. See what we've been up to in our trip reports, and what gear we've been busy testing.

Brandywine Mountain

Brandywine Mountain

Brandywine Meadows is a stunning alpine meadow with some great camping spots. There is also an excellent hike to the peak of Brandywine Mountain, if you're up for it. The best part though is a...

Kees and Claire Hut

Kees and Claire Hut

Kees and Claire hut is a large, modern backcountry hut, located just above Russet Lake in Garibaldi Park. It's popular with hikers and backpackers in the summer, and backcountry skiers in the...

Semaphore Lakes

Semaphore Lakes

Semaphore Lakes is a quick hike with a huge payoff. You quickly ascend up in to the alpine, where you have a ton of camping options on several different lakes. There are some great day hikes to do...

Blowdown Pass

Blowdown Pass

Blowdown Pass is a underrated backpacking trip and hike that is easy to get to. The lake makes a great camping spot where you can take a dip, and the surrounding peaks are great day hikes if you...

Castle Towers Mountain

Castle Towers Mountain

Castle Towers is a remote peak in Garibaldi Park that is far enough away from main areas of the park that you might just have the whole mountain to yourself. It's also far enough that it requires...

Blanca Lake

Blanca Lake

Blanca Lake is a beautiful, large alpine lake surrounded by several other smaller lakes. There's ample camping available, and an easy peak to climb if you want a bit more of a challenge. It's short...

Wedgemount Lake

Wedgemount Lake

Wedgemount Lake is difficult to get to but well worth the effort. It's a beautiful alpine lake, surrounded by tall mountains in Garibaldi Park. It has a more remote feel than many of the other...

North Coast Trail

North Coast Trail

The North Coast Trail is a 43km extension to the original Cape Scott Trail. The extension plus the original make it a total of 58km long. You trek through rugged Pacific Northwest coastal beaches...