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5 Days in Skoki, Banff National Park

Posted by Dean Hebert on July 27, 2015 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 I was looking for a backpacking trip this summer and when Clayton suggested Skoki, I quickly agreed.

 The plan was to hike to Hidden Lake the first day and then to Baker Lake on the second day, where we would set up base camp and explore the area.

 After the long drive from Chilliwack, hiking the access road was a tough chore, made slightly easier by some nice views back towards Lake Louise. We reached the ski lift area after 7 kms of roa...

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Lady Peak, First Ascent

Posted by Dean Hebert on July 20, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 I've wanted to climb this mountain for years and finally I had the chance.

 This hike starts from the same trailhead as Mt Cheam and follows the same route until passing a gully. The slopes were ablaze with wildflowers and I stopped to take alot of photos.

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Yak Sunset

Posted by Dean Hebert on July 19, 2015 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 I wanted to time my hike so that I was at the summit of Yak at sunset.

 I love the drive up the Coquihalla and was soon parking at the Zopkios Rest Area. By just after 7 pm I was walking along the highway looking for the Yak Peak trailhead. The trail dips down and crosses a little stream before rocketing up through the forest. This is a steep trail that goes straight up. Needle Peak, one of my favourite destinations, was poking above Markhor as I quickly gained altitude.

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Mt Cheam

Posted by Dean Hebert on July 19, 2015 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


 It wasn't where I was planning on going but when a few of my neighbours wanted to join me I thought Cheam would make a good, but challemging hike for them. After the long drive to the trailhead we were hiking by 6:00 pm. Lady was my original goal but she'll have to wait until another time.


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The Grand Canyon and Valley of Fire 2015

Posted by Dean Hebert on July 4, 2015 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)


 After having such a good time last year, Serea and I decided a return trip to Grand Canyon and the Valley of Fire was in order. We flew into Las Vegas and picked up a rental car before heading to Tusayan, the last town before the entrance to the South Rim. On the way, we stopped at the Hoover Dam and walked across.

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Mount Assiniboine

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 9, 2015 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 My original plan was to return to The Grand Canyon and The Valley of Fire so I figured October would be a good time, weather wise. Then I invited my sons to join me. Devin declined due to work, but Dalen said he would like to go. Only problem was he didn't have a passport. There was a hiccup in his application so with time running out we changed plans and decided to backpack to Mount Assiniboine.

 We left Chilliwack around 3:00 am and drove the 800 kms to the trail head at th...

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12 Significant Photos, 2014

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 4, 2015 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 2014 was filled with adventures and photography making it hard to choose my favourites.


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Banff 2014, Day 5; Let the Rain Begin

Posted by Dean Hebert on December 26, 2014 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

 The sky looked promising when I crawled out of my sleeping bag at 6:00 am. I gathered my gear and walked over to the stream that flowed through the marsh. Except for the sound of the waterfall behind the campsite, the morning was quiet and still. I had been hoping that I would see some kind of animal, a deer, or elk, or even a moose, but it was just me standing in the middle of the field.

  I took lots of photos before the light changed and I called it quits.

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Banff 2014, Day 4: Egypt Lakes to Ball Pass

Posted by Dean Hebert on December 13, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

  It rained intermittently overnight and I was reluctant to get out of bed. I caught up on my journal before getting ready to face the day. My body had a lot of aches and pains and I wasn't looking forward to the hike today.

  At breakfast the other campers were having a big discussion over where to go for everyone's day hike. I suggested mummy lake but I think they all had their minds set on whistling pass. I was going that way anyways so I said I would see them there.

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Banff 2014, Day 3; Shadow Lake to Egypt Lakes

Posted by Dean Hebert on December 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

  I'm going to jump to the end of the day. MUMMY LAKE!

  If you're hiking into Egypt Lake campground, there is only 1 destination, Mummy Lake. And don't scrimp out on the amount of time you budget, you'll want to spend all day at this alpine lake.

  In the morning, I awoke shortly after 5:00 am and headed to Shadow Lake to photograph the sunrise. There was a slight mist on the calm lake and a few clouds in the sky. Ball Mountain dominated the far end of the lak...

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