Category: Hikes

Elk River, Landslide and Foster Lakes, Strathcona Park, BC

Distance from Victoria : 4-4h30 drive Elevation gain : about 700m to Foster Lake 24km round-trip to Foster Lake, about 12hrs total This summer I was finally able to get my first overnight hike on Vancouver Island since the West Coast Trail back in…

Pillbox Hike, Lanikai and Kailua Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

I joined a day excursion to Lanikai and Kailua Beach from my hostel. Our driver dropped us off in the morning at Kailua explaining how we could walk to the trailhead to hike Pillbox, a short trail promising rewarding views of the area. The…

Koko Head Crater and Hanauma Bay Reserve, Oahu, Hawaii

Koko Head Crater Hike: 2.9km round-trip Elevation gain: 302m 1h30 After my diving course, the first day trip I took was a hike at Koko Head and an afternoon snorkelling and relaxing at Hanauma Bay. There are a lot of pillboxes and bunkers on…

Teapot Mountain and Jiufen Old Street, Ruifang, Taiwan

After spending most of our week in the city, it was time to get out of town and get some hiking done. ¬†We headed on the coast for a hike. We chose to hike Teapot Mountain in the Jinguashih region. We had to take…

Exploring Vancouver Island – Part 2

Living in Victoria now, I have been able to go on some short adventures during the past few months. Any time we get a chance, we get into the camper and drive for a bit to explore new spots, get some new ideas of…

Russet Lake via High Note Trail Overnight, Whistler & Garibaldi Park, BC

  11-12hrs, about 27km round-trip Cumulative elevation gain: 1200m total round-trip Cumulative elevation loss: 1590m total round-trip We have done this trail as an overnight, staying only one night at Russet Lake. We wanted to stay for 2 nights, but unfortunately, all the Saturday…