Creating Hiking Videos

By BestHike editor Rick McCharles.

The #1 new thing for me during the pandemic was studying the art & science and creating videos.

Click PLAY or watch a sample on YouTube.

I’m proud of that one. It gives a good glimpse at hiking Englishman River. And is entertaining enough to keep you going.

Subscribe to my BestHike YouTube channel from that video, if you want to see more.

My BIG project, so far, was our top 10 hikes on Earth.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

There’s only one superstar hiking vlogger, so far – Kraig Adams. #respect

The rest of us are doing our own thing. And that’s OK. Here’s why.

Lowepro backpack – Photo Sport 200

I FINALLY got a dedicated camera gear backpack. Paid CDN$ 150 for a LowePro Photo Sport 200. (Now discontinued.)

Easily fits my 3 small cameras and assorted add-ons.

As well as extra layers, snacks and water.

  • 1.2 kg
  • airplane carry-on size
  • narrow profile

Click PLAY or watch it in action on YouTube.

There’s a larger version if you want more space. Also discontinued, so you’d have to shop around.

Click PLAY or watch a review on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch the Lowepro pitch on YouTube.

Click PLAY or watch a review of the larger 300 on YouTube.

Glorious Rathtrevor Beach at Dawn

Dawn low tide at Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville on Vancouver Island.

I’ve been walking early morning at Rathtrevor for months during COVID lockdown. This edit gives you a good feel for the glorious setting.

I’ve not yet tired of taking a morning walk in exactly the same place each day. Every dawn is different.

Low tide here stretches nearly a kilometre out into the Strait of Georgia.

Thousands of birds are here Spring and Autumn during migration. This video shot in November.

Rathtrevor has a terrific campground, if you ever get the chance to visit.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.