Toad Mountain

Legend has it that Toad Mountain got its name when a prospector was staking his land claim, looked down, saw a toad, and… that was that. Nevertheless, Toad is a legendary ridge-line hike just outside of Nelson. And the view from the summit? Toad-ally awesome.

SUMMARY

Trailhead: Unnamed road, off of Gold Creek Road

Distance, Round Trip: 8km

Elevation: +555m

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Backpacking Meals – Some Ideas

Backpacking meals are a tricky business. You want to bring food that is nutritious, tasty, easy to prepare, easy to clean-up, and lightweight all at the same time! Also, you probably don’t want to eat the same thing every day.

Our recent 5-night backpacking trip into Mt. Assiniboine had us puzzling through meals, as we sorted and prepared food for the trip. Here’s what we ended up bringing and what we thought!

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