Day 1: An unexpected day of adversity and uncertainty as the author begins the obscure Marvel Pass Backpacking Trail en route to Canada’s iconic Mount Assiniboine.
The author tests out some lightweight gear on obscure Marvel Pass Trail en route to Canada’s iconic Mount Assiniboine.
Best practices when trip planning includes: booking transportation, gear selection and packing tips for complex backpacking trips.
The Kokopelli Nirvana packraft performs well in whitewater, it is durable, well made, and competitively priced.
A tale of extreme bushwhacking, intense whitewater packrafting, and a 5-day trek that turned into an 11-day epic on British Columbia’s Wood River.
Following a memorable trip along Lake Superior a year ago, the author returns for another adventure filled with solitude and scenery.
In February of 2015, a traumatic farming accident landed me in the hospital. Three 1800 pound (816 kg) bulls crushed my entire upper body between two steel cattle panels and left me physically broken and devastated. This is the story of my return to the backcountry. It includes information about my recovery and training, the story of my re-entry trip in the Canadian Rockies, and of course, my gear list!