On Dec 21 at 2:02am PST the Earth is tilted away the furthest from the sun: Winter Solstice. Starting this year I have decided to celebrate the Winter Solstice (or “Yule”) instead of Christmas. Christmas brings a lot of joy to people and that is wonderful. I love time with friends and family as much…Read details
For those of you who haven’t done so, please make sure to check my PCT hike blog at biggihikes.com
I am currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and am posting updates there every day. Please follow along and send a comment through the blog!
… I have been updating the pictures in the gallery. I do not always write a post when that happens and I apologize for the long time inbetween posts! However, the picture galleries are up to date and you can see where my adventures have taken me!
Recently returned from the North Cascades, our memories of peaks, passes and lakes are still fresh. Keyla and myself are lucky to have experienced such beauty, serenity, solitude. We were dwarfed by peaks, swam in cold lakes and hiked many miles on the well-maintained network within the North Cascades National Park as well as the…Read details
In April, we left for a 10 day getaway to a slightly different destination: Nicaragua! Intrigued by good flight connections and affordable prices in the country, we also listened to friends who had enjoyed the country multiple times … so we were excited to get off the beaten “Mexico” or “Palm Springs” path. We don’t…Read details
A couple of years ago, I heard of a journalist setting himself a goal to read one book every week for a whole year. I thought that was very ambitious but nevertheless a great motivation to read more (less computer/phone screen time, we need it!). I modified this goal for myself and vowed to read…Read details
The winter was another good one! LOTS and lots of snow, both around Kelowna (Big White ski area, Nordic xc ski area) and in the Rockies (two trips to Wheeler Hut, one to Asulkan Hut). I do not miss the resort/downhill skiing at all, skinning uphill and earning the powder turns is just too much…Read details
Those of you who know me well know that I can rarely get enough of playing in the snow. The ski (skate ski and backcountry ski) season seems to go by so quickly every year. Just when the legs have adjusted and we moved past the really cold days of December and January, the season…Read details