Numa Pass in Kootenay National Park, Rocky Mountains

One of the causes I was promoting with the “I Walk the (Sky)Line” hike was the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s “Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) Initiative.” It’s a visionary plan to create a wilderness corridor stretching along the spine of the Rocky Mountains from the United States to Northern Canada.

Implementation of Y2Y would not only be wonderful news for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, but would be welcome relief for much of the wildlife resident in the the area. Read CPAWS’ report on the issue here.

After you’re done, consider how you can support this great organization working for the preservation of Canada’s wild places. It’ll make you feel good and it’s far safer than hugging a grizzly.