Posts tagged Canada
I Went Climbing Without Pants for Do It in a Dress

I'll be honest.  Wearing a dress out in public is getting to be a pretty natural thing for me nowadays.

To be fair, I'm usually heading out to do something awesome in it.  

In August 2012, my father, brother and I hiked for 5 days and over 70km along the Berg Lake Trail in the Canadian Rockies, and we did it while wearing school girl dresses.  Why?  We did it as part of Do It in a Dress, an initiative by the Australian-based organization One Girl, who's programs help support scholarships for young girls and women entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone.  In every way possible, it was a huge success.

This year we multiplied and became the "Climbers Without Pants."

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A Do It In a Dress Update

ast summer I went on a 5-day backcountry hike with my brother (Jeff) and father (Dale) in the Canadian Rockies, and as I usually do, I put my own last minute spin on it.

We did it in a dress, and it was awesome.

I've already mentioned it in a past, but as the season is about to start again, I thought I'd toss out some of my views and updates on what happened since last year...

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Update on What’s Been Going On October 2012 – Asia -> North America -> Europe -> Asia
Autumn is upon us, well for some at least.  Me, not so much.  It's the tail end of the monsoon in ​Thailand and I'm holed away in my makeshift office watching it pour down from behind a desk overlooking the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.
My first trip to Burma / Myanmar earlier this year has left a lasting impression on me, and I'm already heading back.  In fact, it was just yesterday that I picked up my fresh new visa from the embassy here in...
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Project Do It In a Dress: The Berg Lake Trail Part 1 - Canada
The crack of the ice as it breaks off a glacier and falls into a lake to become an iceberg is just like thunder on a clear da;  Out of nowhere.
Oh and it sounds like thunder as well.
This feeling of something not seeming quite right is probably what most people thought when they saw three men donning schoolgirl dresses on the Berg Lake Trail as we made our way up and down it over the course of five days.
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Northern Lights - Saskatoon
It has been a while since I've been able to see the Northern Lights.  Years in fact.  Far too long.
My travels have been partly to blame, taking me too far south to view them.  Also the sunspot cycle has made them essentially non-existent for a number of years.  The final culprit has been light pollution.  
Light pollution is the excess light that finds its way...
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I'm Doing It in a Dress
I've been busy this past week putting the finishing touches on a hike that my brother (Jeff), and Dad (Dale) have been preparing to do.  You see, we've been planning this 60+km hike on the Berg Lake Trail in the Canadian Rocky Mountains for a little while, but when I arrived back in Canada after  WDS in the middle on July, I had something up my sleeve.
I was going to hike in a dress
So I convinced them to join me.
Since I'm literally leaving in less than 6 hours, and I think I should get some sleep, I'll save the story for when I retur.  In the meantime, please read about Do It in a Dress, support us if you like, and consider joining our team "Hikers Without Pants" on your next hiking adventure.
Here are some shots from our photo shoo...
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Travel Photo Roulette Round #45: “Surreal”
We have a winner!
It was a great round!  Check out my choice for best surreal photo, and my top 5 here.

A few exhaustive travel days, and the past 3 mornings up before 5 to shoot photos meant I was in a dream state already. Early this morning, 12600 monks descended on Chiang Mai to collect alms for the flood victims in the south. An entire street was blocked off as waves of orange robes came down from one end to the other. This dreamy shot taken with a lensbaby summed up how the morning felt. Surreal. It wasn't until days later that I was able to look back at the enormity of the situation and process it for myself.
It's been a long time coming, but I hereby present you with a new round of Travel Photo Roulette once again.  I actually won the first ever round of Travel Photo Roulette, launched by Jeremy over at Living the Dream almost 2 years ago with a photo of a camel's ugly mug.  More recently, Travis from Flashpacker HQ choose my dreamy photo of monks in the street in Chiang Mai for the last contest "Once In a Lifetime"  
If you don’t know what Travel Photo Roulette is, here’s the idea:
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