The HUMAN – RACHAEL RODGERS

You might have already stumbled across Rachel’s instagram- @trailsandbears. With a feed full of fuzzy faces and big noses looking adoringly into the camera it is a dog lovers heaven. Keep reading to learn how these rescue dogs deserving of love are finding their furever home through Rachel’s creative work!

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HIKE: Lava Lake – Big Sky Montana

Montana is famous for its stunning lakes, with over two hundred and thirty in the Big Sky Area alone. Nestled among the Spanish Peaks of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness is one of our favourites – Lava Lake. Its stunning waters make for a fantastic destination to kick back and cool off on a hot Montana day!

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Hike: Storm Castle Peak | Big Sky Montana

Storm Castle Mountain rises up from the edge of Montana’s Gallatin River. The trail to its peak is a favourite among locals and after hiking it ourselves this summer, we agree! If you hit this trail on a hot summer day be sure to enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool river as your reward!

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Profile: Gillean Daffern – A Rocky Mountain Legend

Gillean Daffern Photo

For over 30 years she has been writing and publishing trail guides to Alberta’s Kananaskis Country. We sat down with Gillean at her home in Calgary to chat about her experiences in hiking, the women who inspire her and the moment when she decided to create her first guide book – Kananaskis Trail Guide Vol 1.

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Hike: Beehive Basin | Big Sky Montana

There are hundreds of colourful reasons why this hike was voted The Best Day Hike in Montana by the folks at Backpacker.com! In this photo-filled post we are sharing what made this trail one of our favourites and some insider tips to making Upper Beehive Basin your best day hike in Montana too! Enjoy!

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