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Mt. Mizugaki to Mt. Kobushi

Mt. Mizugaki to Mt. Kobushi

Monday morning. First day back to work in two weeks. “Hey honey, can I ask a weird favour?” A cautious reply, “A weird favour?” I sheepishly pleaded, “Would you mind running upstairs and grabbing my work shirt?” My calfs are still screaming. A few days ago I got home from a three day hike in the mountains along the prefectural borders of Yamanashi and Nagano. It was a great trip, and my legs were helping keep the memories fresh. Thursday…

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Glacier National Park in June

Glacier National Park in June

When I started looking into going to Glacier National Park in Montana, everything I saw said to avoid going there in June. This mainly has to do with the weather. As this is basically the beginning of the summer season for Glacier, not all of the services and lodges are fully up and running, Going to the Sun road will still probably be snowed in until later in the month, it’s the rainiest month of the year at the park,…

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Mount Bonorei

Mount Bonorei

Being born and raised on the North end of Vancouver Island, I have wonderfully fond memories of camping with my family. I love the mountains, and the trees, and the rivers that often run through them. I never sleep better than I do when beside a hypnotic stream whispering to me all night. When I started my own family I promised myself that I would introduce my children to similar experiences. So I was pretty stoked to take my youngest daughter…

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