The Skoki Loop Trail in Banff National Park – Day 3

I was awoken in the black of the night by Jennifer pushing on me and whispering, “what is that?” I peeled open my eyelids and sat up in my mummy bag barely able to see out of the small opening and struggling with my foggy brain to remember where I was. It hit me that…

Backpacking the Skoki Loop Trail – Day 2

Having returned to our campsite from our morning day hike to Lake Merlin we went about preparing lunch and tolerating yet another meal in the mosquito-laden bog with bug nets on. You have to take the good with the bad when backpacking the Skoki Loop Trail but it is tough to eat when so many…

Hiking Lake Merlin – Backpacking the Skoki Loop

Our second day on the Skoki Loop started at the Merlin Meadows campground, 10.5-miles deep into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. If you missed our 1st day’s adventure on the Skoki trail click here to catch up. Our second day’s itinerary wasn’t as challenging as the first but with nine total miles of ground to cover it wasn’t…

Skoki Loop via Packer Pass – Day 1

The night before our journey, Jennifer and I stayed at the Lake Louise campground. This way we could arrive at the Fish Creek parking lot early the next morning to start our backpacking journey of the Skoki Loop via Packer Pass. The first day is our longest and most challenging day with 10.5 miles ahead…

Skoki Loop Guide – Banff National Park

Any trip into the Canadian Rockies is going to be full of wild animals, rugged terrain, and surreal mountain beauty. Glaciers are still abundant here. There are places that if it were not for the nearly 90-year-old well-beaten pathways cutting through the terrain, they would feel extremely remote, as if no one else had ever…

Hiking Bugaboo Provincial Park Guide

Jennifer and I have hiked all over the world, but hiking Bugaboo Provincial Park felt very much out of our element. I have spent a little time rock climbing in Colorado but people from all over the world travel to this remote park for the sole purpose of taking on its jagged climbing routes. We…