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Winter Camping

Thursday, February 19, 2015      12 comments

This year I tried something new, winter camping. I have done 3 so far. Where I live, the winter has been very mild this winter, most of the ski hills within 50 miles of the coast are closed due to lack of snow. So me and my friends went 100 m... Read more

Chuckanut Trails, Rock Trail to Cedar and Pine Lakes

Thursday, February 12, 2015      12 comments

On Wednesday I went on an interesting hike. I have never hiked in this area before, we did a cross-over hike, we walked from one trail start (Rock Trail) to the other (Cedar and Pine Lake) and left cars at both ends. It was 8 miles and 5 hours... Read more

Thetis Island Aug 11-14

Saturday, September 06, 2014      6 comments

A biking and sea kayaking summer highlight. One of my hiker friends has a place on Thetis Island and generously invited us hikers to visit. I missed the first get-together, which was kind of cool because they sailed up from Vancouver to Th... Read more

Hudson Bay Company Trail Aug 8-10

Thursday, September 04, 2014      6 comments

Another summer highlight This trail had interesting history and impressed me with the youngness of the province I live in, British Columbia. There were no roads for wheeled vehicles on mainland British Columbia before 1858. The settlement... Read more

Back Pack Equipment

Sunday, August 31, 2014      5 comments

Comments welcome on what kind of tents, stoves, water purifiers, sleeping bags, backpacks etc you use. My pack pack is a Gregory Contour 70 and I love it. I have had it for about a year. I chose it because it fit me the best, it feels lig... Read more

Ladies Back Pack - Manning Park - July 25 - 27

Sunday, August 31, 2014      2 comments

This summer's highlights were the Ladies Back Pack July 25-27, the Hudson Bay Company Trail Back Pack Aug 8-10 and the Thetis Island Cycle and Sea Kayak Aug 11-14. The Ladies Back Pack was to give us over-night back packer wannabes some ski... Read more

Galiano Mountain hike

Tuesday, July 15, 2014      8 comments

This hike was fun, it was a hot dry day, but the walk through the forest to get to the lookout bluff was cool and magical. I love forests. Galiano is a gulf island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, we took a ferry to get there and ba... Read more

Fresh Salmon Season

Wednesday, June 25, 2014      6 comments

Tis the season to enjoy fresh-caught salmon. My hiking friends and I shared a meal last Friday, we all brought something. Broiled salmon, polenta, sage butter, gorgonzola cheese, sprouted lentil salad, spinach-avocado-strawberry-pec
a... Read more

Hike to Lindeman Lake and Greendrop Lake

Saturday, June 21, 2014      6 comments

This is my new second favourite hike. My favourite is still Needle Peak. I did this hike for the first time on Wednesday June 18, with 22 other hikers with the hiking club I belong to. I am in the middle with the dark blue jacket and white str... Read more

Thanksgiving in Toronto, Niagara Falls

Tuesday, October 15, 2013      8 comments

This year we had Thanksgiving in Toronto. DS is working from September to December on a student experience job placement. I don't have any Toronto pix, we had a good time all together, DS showed us the downtown, our hotel was there, his workpl... Read more

Hannegan Pass

Friday, October 11, 2013      11 comments

On Wednesday my hiking group went up towards Hannegan Pass. This hike is in the US in the Mt Baker outdoors area. Because of the government shut down, the ranger station where we register when we go on hikes in this area was closed, but the tr... Read more

Kettle Valley Bike Ride Part 2

Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

The ride down the mountain We stopped at Chute Lake and resort for lunch, this lake was a high on the mountain . Read more

Kettle Valley Bike Ride

Sunday, August 25, 2013      6 comments

Monday - Wednesday, August 19-21, I went on a bike ride with my hiking friends. It was well organized, so nice to have friends that do this well. We left the Fraser Valley on Monday morning Read more

Excelsior Trail - Mt Baker foothills

Friday, August 09, 2013      7 comments

My hike yesterday was glorious, the trail was a gradual incline and brought us through the forest, above the tree line into the flowering alpine meadows and we had great views of snow-capped Mt Baker and a few other Cascade mountain peaks. It wa... Read more

West Coast Trail

Friday, August 02, 2013      9 comments

I hiked and backpacked the West Coast Trail on June 28 - July 3 with 3 friends We started at the north end- Pachena Bay, hiked to about the half way point (32 km so 64km total return) - Nitnat Narrows, then went back where we started. Most p... Read more

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