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What To Wear On An Extended Trek In The Mountains

Backpacking Essentials for a Mountain Trek

Here's what you need to pack for a two to three week mountain trek where you'll be at altitude. Described is what I took for a three week mountain trek in the Zanskar region of the Indian Himalayas. Temperatures ranged from 20 - 25°C during the day and got to -10°C at night. There were multiple stream and river crossings, plenty of dust and numerous high altitude passes to deal with.  A lot of thought…

Biking Le Petit Train Du Nord

What to Pack on a Multi-Day Cycling Trip

If you're heading out self -supported on a multi-day cycling trip then you need to consider a few things. Are you planning to camp or stay in B&B's and hotels? How much weight do you want to carry? This packing list for a multi-day cycling trip is geared towards people who don't want to carry a lot and who are staying in accommodation other than tents. Adding camping equipment and a tent/sleeping bag likely means…

Our Tent Looked Out At This View In The Rock Gardens Area

Packing List for a Remote 2 Week Hiking Trip

I visited Auyuittuq National Park on Baffin Island's Cumberland Peninsula at the end of June one year. Auyuittuq is an Inuktitut word meaning land that never melts.  Normally I don't do adventure tours anymore figuring I have enough experience to do it on my own. But when a trip is remote and logistics are tough I am happy to leave the planning - especially meal planning to an outfit. But still packing was an issue.…

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