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Mount Gibson via Brigade Lake Trail

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*** Note, updated 05/07/2015***Since I hiked this trail, my friends returned and discovered a flagged route that is somewhat reliable. You must hike further up the trail than we did to find the start of the flagged route Today went well, wet but well. A few weeks back Phil, Rick, …

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Capsizing Our Double Kayak at the Octopus Islands

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I’ve written before about trips that don’t go as planned. Sometimes a route changes, weather can turn and uncontrollable circumstances come into play that force you to change your plans. Mostly these changes are smart decisions that are required for personal and group safety. This trip turnaround was a combination …

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Kludahk — Meadow Hut to Tower Hut

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Oh the west coast weather… It will never bore you. Saturday March 21st promised to be exciting, there were so many variables up in the air! What would the weather give us? Would we find snow and need snowshoes? Would the participants enjoy the hike through the groves of trees …

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McKay Peak, Bush Bash

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Well… to be fair, not all of it. Climbing through the woods to get to McKay Peak This past Saturday, March 7th 2015, I joined my hiking club The Island Mountain Ramblers for a hike in the Nanaimo Lakes Region. Thirteen hikers hit the road at the not-too-early time of …

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Triple Peak summit attempt, on a day that turns wintery…

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Not every mountaineering adventure ends on a summit. Actually I suppose no hike should end on a summit, unless your flying off…   To kick off March, Phil, Mat Light attempted a popular alpine route, one  many other hikers are doing doing recently; Triple Peak.  We were inspired to give …