First Kayaking Adventure: Indian Arm, Canada BC

Kayaking the Indian Arm:

During the summer of 2015 my uncle, Nick and I decided to go on our first kayaking adventure. We launched from Rocky Point Park, in Coquitlam BC, paddling down the Indian Arm. This was Nick and I’s first overnight kayaking trip. I did a little bit of training for the trip but didn’t realize the difference in paddling with an empty boat compared to paddling with a boat loaded with enough camping gear for three days. It took awhile for my arms to get adjusted to the burning feeling.

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Overnight Backpacking List: What You Need to Bring

This is my overnight backpacking list. These are the clothes I usually bring when we head out on an overnight backpacking trip in the summer. You want to make sure you are ready for any type of weather, no matter what season you are hiking in. So, it is important to have a good, detailed, packing list for backpacking. Even though you may be hiking in 30degree weather, it still gets cold at night. It’s especially cold when you can’t have a fire. Moreover, during the summer months there will likely be a ban on fires in the back country. So, it’s a good idea to bring lots of warm clothes! Here is my packing list for your next backpacking trip:

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My First Backpacking Adventure

Backpacking adventure: Greendrop Lake, Chilliwack BC

  • Distance: 10km
  • Time needed: 5hrs
  • Rating: moderate

In the summer 2014 my boyfriend, Nick, and I decided to try out backpacking and set out on our first backpacking adventure. The first overnight backpacking trip I ever accomplished was Greendrop Lake in Chilliwack, BC. We had packed up our gear the night before, making sure we could carry the packs. I remember being worried if I’d actually make it, the pack was almost the same size as me!

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