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Chris Istace

Blog Info

Name:
Mindful Explorer
Category:
Lifestyle
Tags:
Canada, Outdoors, Simplicity, Travel, Photography, Mindfulness
Start Year:
2013

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Location:
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
RETIRED
Profession:
Social Media Influencer
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Latest Blog Posts

During the shoulder seasons of winter or when you have a high energy activity planned clothing choice can make or break that experience. The Smartwool Corbet 120 Vest tackles your... The post Gear Review : Smartwool Corbet 120 Vest appeared first on Mindful Explorer. ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 5:44 PM
Minna Ridge is a south central Vancouver Island day hike well known for it’s alpine meadows, wild flowers, tarns and stunning views. Located just south of Highway 4 between Port Alberni and Qualicum this popular day hike tops the list of many avid outdoor enthusiasts. Minna Ridge Day Hike Overview Access : 22km active logging roads from Highway 4 Hike : 10km with 760m elevation gain (Min Elevation @ 884m / Max Elev ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 11:55 PM
Fast and Light, the route is rugged and the stoke is high. Through the forest across moss and mud breaking through the treeline into the alpine where the terrain becomes technical and challenging. Finally reaching the mountain summit full of the positive vibes and sense of accomplishment thanks in no small part to Salomon. One would wonder if there was a runner that could be part of that adventurous story. Well, ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 2:54 AM
Campbell River is a place where the modern world meets the untamed wilds of Vancouver Island. From the coastal waters off it’s eastern shores to the rugged beauty of the... The post Campbell River : Connect with the Wild Side of Vancouver Island appeared first on Mindful Explorer. ...
Posted: Aug 05 2017 @ 11:20 PM
Campbell River is a place where the modern world meets the untamed wilds of Vancouver Island. From the coastal waters off it’s eastern shores to the rugged beauty of the iconic Strathcona Park. From the soaring eagles to the majestic orca. Planning a visit allows the outdoor enthusiast to step through a gateway to a special wild place. A wild place rich in culture with a connection to a sense ...
Posted: Aug 05 2017 @ 10:20 PM
Constantly striving to find gear that meets the demands of the adventuring minimalist the Black Diamond Liquid Point GTX Shell makes the cut. Typical requirements for an outer shell are... The post Gear Review : Black Diamond Liquid Point GTX Shell appeared first on Mindful Explorer. ...
Posted: Jun 18 2017 @ 4:35 PM
Constantly striving to find gear that meets the demands of the adventuring minimalist the Black Diamond Liquid Point GTX Shell makes the cut. Typical requirements for an outer shell are durable, windproof, waterproof, functional and comfortable. The Liquid Point Shell adds minimal, packable and lightweight to that list. The Liquid Point GTX Shell feels at home in the Alpine First Impressions on the Black Diamond Liquid Point GTX Shell When first picking up ...
Posted: Jun 18 2017 @ 3:35 PM
When choosing pants I look for comfort, functionality and durability that I can use in both the backcountry or urban environment. Ultimately with that criteria I settled on the Salomon... The post Gear Review : Salomon Wayfarer Utility Pant appeared first on Mindful Explorer. ...
Posted: May 24 2017 @ 8:53 PM
When choosing pants I look for comfort, functionality and durability that I can use in both the backcountry or urban environment. Ultimately with that criteria I settled on the Salomon Wayfarer Utility Pant. Salomon – Taking You to the Wild Playground If you were too think about the brand Salomon you would think about elite runners and distance athletes. Well you would be correct as I did as well until a few ...
Posted: May 24 2017 @ 7:53 PM
Experiencing the Scenic Pacific Rim Highway One of the most spectacular ways to experience the beauty and diversity of Vancouver Island is on a Tofino Road along the Pacific Rim Highway.... The post The Top Tofino Road Trip Must Do Stops appeared first on Mindful Explorer. ...
Posted: May 15 2017 @ 9:30 PM

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