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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

I recently traveled to British Columbia to canoe the 116 km circuit (lakes and portaging) in Bowron Lake Provincial Park. The park is a large wilderness area situated on the western slopes of the Cariboo Mountain Range. I could not help but take a deep breath in as I noticed the amazing smell of the outdoors when first stepping off the plane in Prince George. But this was even more true everywhere… Read More

Reading the newspaper a few weeks ago, I came across some of the most spectacular photography I have ever seen. Perhaps it was the stunning backdrops of stars across velvet skies, the northern lights dancing over the Rockies, or just the mountains themselves, but I have spent hours gazing at the pictures taken by photographer Paul Zizka. Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies, is a compilation of his stunning work, which can… Read More