Abandoned campsites. Dilapidated bathroom facilities. Wood stoves and propane tanks. 75 tent campsites left to ruin. What causes a large campground in a Canadian National Park close abruptly and leave large amounts of infrastructure to be taken back by the forest? In 2013, Parks Canada elected to close Chancellor Peak Campground, which provided 59 campsites … Read more A Hike Through an Abandoned Campground: Hoodoo Creek Trail, Yoho National Park
The Okienomads have had a great year! We are increasing our followers on Instagram and have just started building our following on Facebook and YouTube and to celebrate, we are giving away a print from our gallery! The print will be 16″ x 20″ and printed on professional paper, just like what I sell in my … Read more Giveaway!!! Win a Framed Print from Okienomads
I got the itch many years ago to try my hand at backpacking. The first and single most important piece of gear to get into the woods is a tent. The tent provides shelter, security and sometimes warmth. When you venture several miles from any civilization, a good tent can change a really crummy trip … Read more Gear Review: Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Backpacking Tent
When we arrived to our campground just outside of town, I went for a little run into Jasper along the town’s trail system. The air was cold, but not uncomfortable and the run was fantastic. I ran 3 miles into town and back to our campground.I only had to touch pavement twice, in crosswalks. It … Read more Jasper, AB: The Town of No Elk
We have a new VLOG episode live on our YouTube channel. In this episode of our Vlog, we catch you up on our progress on our Skoolie build. We relocated our inverter and charge controller away from the water under the sink and built cabinets all over the bus! Please follow along on Instagram Please … Read more New VLOG Episode: 1 Year Bus-iversary: Skoolie Build Update
I try to remain politically neutral on the internet, but I can’t stay in Geneva anymore. What happened on December 4th is disgusting. Here’s some history to show you what I mean: 1908: President, War Hero, and Environmentalist Theodore Roosevelt Jr. signed into law the Antiquities Act. This act gave the president of the United … Read more I Hope We Can See It Before It Is Gone: Bears Ears National Monument
Some of our most dedicated readers might remember that right after we purchased our bus in Fall 2016, we traveled 1500 total miles with Rachael’s family to go skiing at Monarch Mountain, near Salida, CO. The drive was incredibly helpful in figuring out how the bus drove on the interstate (i70 is fun), what kind … Read more Our Bus Has a House Door!
We have a new VLOG episode live on our YouTube channel. In this episode of our Vlog, we tidy up some cabinetry, build the pallet wall behind the dinette area, and Rachael hammers on some curtain grommets. Please follow along on Instagram Please subscribe and comment on YouTube Stay tuned for our next episode, a … Read more New Vlog Episode is LIVE on YouTube: Random Construction and Pallet Wood Wall