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The Rockwall is one of the most magnificent backcountry hikes in the Canadian Rockies. The trail is located in Kootenay National Park, B.C., along the corridor of Highway 93 west of Banff. The drive to the hike is in itself spectacular surrounded by mountains on either side of the highway and closely hugging the Vermilion River, which is a tributary of the Kootenay river. The rivers are what you would expect of… Read More

Olympic National Park is one of the most amazing places to explore in the United States. Encompassing a large portion of the Olympic Peninsula, there are opportunities to visit three different ecosystems within the park: sub alpine forest where the Olympic mountains were sculpted by glaciers and streams into their current profile, temperate rain forest, and the rugged Pacific coastline. The main access point is Highway 101, which surrounds three sides of… Read More

“We Day is the movement of our time, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and a year-long educational initiative.” And this past year I had a couple of opportunities to take the stage, speaking on the topic of women in technology and the need for positive role models to inspire a generation of young women to the possibilities of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers. Sharing… Read More