There are many things to consider when buying a sleeping bag. In this article, I will give an overview of what to look for in a sleeping bag, and offer tips on which type of bag is best for your needs.
Wanderung is a great website for people who are looking to get outdoors and meet some new people. Through an extensive mailing list (1,300 people in the Vancouver area), subscribers can send “Call-outs” for outdoor excursions, and organize trips.
This Tuesday, my friend Jeremy and I decided to head up to Deeks Lake as neither of us have been there, and there are supposed to be spectacular views of Howe Sound. My trusted guidebook, along with other internet resources say to go about 5km past Lions Bay and pull over at the turnout near Deeks Creek which is right after Loggers Creek. Easy enough right?
Any snowshoers or ski tourers in Vancouver will likely be familiar with the Elfin Lakes trail. This is a personal favorite for many because of its easy access and spectacular views. The trail is 11km, and will take around 4-5 hours, each way (with great variability depending on conditions).
The Stawamus Chief is one of the most popular hiking trails around Vancouver and is also a popular rock climbing site. Simply referred to as the ‘The Chief’, this hike is located in Squamish in the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.