Natti Bar Review
Jan09

Natti Bar Review

Bottom Line: Natti Bar is 100% dehydrated banana, one ingredient, it’s that simple. Have you ever tried to take a banana in your backpack on a hike or camping trip? I have and it’s usually a bit of a disaster. The Natti bar is a convenient way to bring bananas with you wherever you go without the worry of ending up with mush in the bottom of your pack. Natti Bar Observations: The Natti Bar is naturally gluten-free, vegan and made with...

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Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip Review
Jan05

Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip Review

Bottom Line: The Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Half Zip is a lightweight, technical merino wool blend base layer for snowy days in the back country. Lightweight with stylish textured patterning, it’s versatile enough to wear ski touring or with a pair of jeans around town. Icebreaker Affinity Thermo LS Zip Neck Observations: The sign of a good piece of outdoor clothing for me, or any item of clothing for that matter, is if when I am...

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My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School
Sep05

My Experience at the SheJumps Alpine Finishing School

The long, cold, beautiful winter of 2016/17 was coming to a close. It was early April and I was in the process of putting my skis away for the season, when I got the invitation to join a group of ladies at the all women’s SheJumps Alpine Finishing School sponsored by Arc’teryx. This would entail one full week at the fly-in Selkirk Lodge, fully catered meals and the privilege of learning advanced alpine skills from some of the...

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Island Lake Lodge Review
Feb14

Island Lake Lodge Review

Bottom Line: Close your eyes and think about the perfect mountain cabin setting. You might be picturing something like this: sitting on the balcony of a log cabin looking out over a beautiful alpine lake with a vast mountain range within hiking distance, the jagged peaks piercing the cobalt blue sky above. If this is similar to what you just had in your mind, you just pictured Island Lake Lodge. At Island Lake you can enjoy everything...

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Wilderness Hostels Season’s Pass for the Canadian Rockies!
Nov09

Wilderness Hostels Season’s Pass for the Canadian Rockies!

Bottom Line: If you live near the National Parks in Alberta, are planning to visit there and recreate for a week or more or simply want the option of staying somewhere road accessible that’s in the heart of the Canadian Rockies then you simply have to purchase the “Wilderness Season’s Pass” by Hostelling International. Observations: When I first learned about the “Wilderness Season’s Pass“ I...

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