Sober October & Can't Remember November Sale!

Written by: SixMonthsInHiatus

Whistler has a funny tradition that has become known as Sober October & Can't Remember November. The beautiful summer weather finally breaks in late September and by early October the temperatures are plunging close to freezing. A sober malaise grips the town as hundreds of year, or two year long locals move on to their next adventure.. or back to the real world. The rest of us stick it out through the rapidly cooling weather. Just because fall is here doesn't mean you have to stay indoors for Sober October. Hiking in October has some definite positive aspects. Few people think about hiking so you will likely have wherever you are hiking to all to yourselves. Garibaldi Lake, probably. Black Tusk and Panorama Ridge very likely. Wedgemount Lake, almost certainly.

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Thanks for Making Us Number 1!

Written by: SixMonthsInHiatus

Thank you for making us the number one hiking gear rental company Vancouver to Whistler! We work hard to bring you the best of the best hiking gear at prices lower than what other shops charge for worn out, old, cheap, heavy, bulky, uncomfortably and dirty gear. We didn't get into this business to nickel and dime people. That's why we don't bait you in with deceptive prices and shame you into expensive addons. We do the opposite. We add on everything you need to enjoy the wilderness, and simply include it all in our complete hiking gear kits.. at no extra charge! We've spent a lot of years figuring out what you will need to enjoy hiking and camping in British Columbia, so you just need to do few mouse clicks to equip yourself right.

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Clothing, Gear & Packing

Written by: SixMonthsInHiatus

Pack smart by putting heavier items close to your back and higher up your pack.  Be organized and think of keeping important things easily accessible.  Having an accessible sweater makes you more likely to not put off your comfort by difficulty in finding it. Familiarize yourself with your gear before you go.  Setting up your tent in the living room will ensure you have all the parts and know where to put them.  Testing your stove at home will remind you that you almost forgot matches or misplaced a vital part.  Also, you are less likely to forget a sleeping pad if you set up everything before packing.

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Whistler Hiking Maps

Taylor Meadows is a beautiful campsite and alternative to the much busierGaribaldi Lake campsite. Located in between Garibaldi Lake and Black Tusk itself.  It is reached from ...
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Decades ago a train derailed south of Whistler near what is now Function Junction.  Seven train cars were left scattered next to the Cheakamus River.  As it turns out, time and ...
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Black Tusk is the extraordinarily iconic and appropriately named mountain that can be seen from almost everywhere in Whistler.  The massive black spire of crumbling rock juts ...
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The alpine hiking trails on Whistler Mountain are the ultimate in luxurious hiking. Little hiking effort gets you amazing views of turquoise lakes, snowy mountain, valleys of ...
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Whistler Hiking Trails

Black Tusk is the extraordinarily iconic and appropriately named mountain that can be seen from almost everywhere in Whistler.  The massive black spire of crumbling rock juts out ...
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Sloquet Hot Springs is a wonderfully wild set of shallow, man-made pools fed by a small, all natural, and very hot, waterfall. The pools stretch from the waterfall to the ...
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The Sea to Sky Trail is a 180 kilometre multi-use trail that runs from Squamish to D'Arcy. The trail is still under construction in many parts, however, the amazing route ...
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Meager Hot Springs(aka: Meager Creek Hot Springs) is located 93 kilometres northwest of Whistler, was beautifully developed into gorgeous pools, with a caretaker and usage ...
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