Are you smelling smoke on your hikes? I assume you're not seeing any flames!
It was quite smoky and hazy Tuesday (after a perfectly clear Monday). A bit better today but still hazy and can only see the outlines of the mountains in the valley. Most of the smoke is coming from the Wlliams Lake area so depends a bit on wind. Although things can change quickly - lots of new small fires started in southern BC from lightning Monday night so if any of them grow and get out of control...
When are you guys in BC? Fingers crossed you have good visibility.
We're in Canmore over the weekend and head to Nipika on Monday morning. Apparently smoke swept very quickly into the Kootenay River valley yesterday and left a haze over everything. So maybe I'll avoid any level 5 intensity workouts while we're there!
Now that you've written the details of your trip, I see that bugs might be an issue. Hmm. I've packed tick tweezers but I guess bug juice might be a good idea too.
Definitely bring bug juice, and Revy and Lucas were making good use of their bug nets/hats at times. You might not need the net much, but better safe than sorry and they don't weight anything.
Yes mosquitoes and flies are likely. Depends on the location but they can be pretty annoying. I was even wearing gloves to stop them from landing on my hands. Ticks are unlikely in the bigger mountains.
Good, I hate ticks! Coach LD is injured so we aren't backpacking and camping, which means we'll be able to escape the bugs in the cabin in the evenings.