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Cutthroat Pass

Posted by Dean Hebert on January 17, 2016 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)


 Janice had posted that she wanted to head to Cutthroat Pass and after a quick search I decided to join her. 

 It's a long drive from Chilliwack so we loaded up on coffee, crossed the border, and then drove for hours along Hwy 20. We made a couple of stops along the way before arriving at the trail head. At the first opening in the forest I realized I'd failed to charge my batteries and they were all dead. I figured I could get a couple of shots, so I would h...

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2015: 12 Best Photos

Posted by Dean Hebert on January 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 At the end of each year I look back at all the pictures I took (3500, a slow year) and decide which 12 photos are my favourite, which ones represent the year. Here they are in chronological order.

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Winter falls at Luellen Lake

Posted by Dean Hebert on October 21, 2015 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (263)

 Upon returning from Waterton Lakes, I was surprised to see that someone had replied to an ad I'd placed on clubtread. I'd been looking for someone to accompany me on a circuit tour of the Sawback Range in Banff National Park for almost 2 years. I sent off an email to James from Edmonton to see if he was still interested. He was, so we synced up our time off and made plans.

 On most of my trips so far I would drive to Golden and then spend the night there before heading to the...

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First Visit; Waterton Lakes National Park

Posted by Dean Hebert on September 21, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (52)

 I've got this idea to visit all the national and provincial parks in the Canadian Rockies. So far, I've only been to Banff NP, and Assiniboine Provincial Park, but I'd found a good trip in Wateron, so I booked the time off and started another adventure.

 It's a long drive to Waterton so I spent a night in Cranbrook before arriving at the park gate the next day. I picked up my camping pass at the visitor centre and checked in at the warden cabin....

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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 (174)

 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 (44)

 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 (241)


 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 (49)


 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 (277)

 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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