Category Archives: hammock camping

Waterton Lakes NP…

Four nights spent in Waterton wandering around the backcountry up in the northwest corner of the park.

Maligne Lake before it freezes…

I headed out to Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park for three days before the snow starts to fly and the lake freezes over. Here’s what happened!

part 2 of the Tombstone Trek…

More for you from the Rockies!!

Tombstone back country winter camping…

Me and my buddy Bill went out to the Kananaskis area for a couple of nights. We camped out at the Tombstone campsite which was accessible from the Elbow Lake day use area. Although we have winter camped several times, this was our first time spending more than one night out and it was also our first time in the back country! The weather was relatively decent, the continuous winds brought a chinook in that kept the temperatures pretty nice…for the mountains in late November.
This is part 1 of the trip.

Media Darling!!!!

After our overnight campout at Lac La Biche their local paper did the following story.

Click on the LLB to read the article…

LLB

Another one night camping stand…

Headed out to Lac La Biche with my buddy Bill for another one night campout. There was lots of snow, up my thighs in some places. Saturday started nice, windy and -1c but the wind died and temps dropped through the night to -17c.  Bit of a shock temperature wise since I was in Mexico just a few days before!! We got a chance to play with some new and some modified gear. It was a long way to go for one night but it was a good cool night.

One night stand…

Out at Carson-Pegasus Provincial Park north of Whitecourt for a night of camping with my buddy. We got out there about 2pm and the temperature was about -5c. We had about a 500 metre hike into the site we chose. There were lots of ice fishermen around the lake and we took a walk out to see what was being caught. One had a pail of 5 nice sized rainbow trout, the largest being about 3lbs.

The evening went well, we did a bit of snowshoeing around after dinner then it the hammocks about 9pm. The overnight temperature only went to -7c so it stayed pretty nice by northern Alberta standards. It was a great place to test and try out our gear!

Thanks for watching the video evidence…