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Paradise Meadows to Wood Mountain: A Family Traversing

In Backpacking, Comox Valley Regional District, Family, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers by Explorington2 Comments

Call it our wedding anniversary, the final weekend before school, an early celebration of Octavia’s birthday, or just Labour Day; on September long weekend, I led a group of families on a traverse of Strathcona Park. I’ve hiked the route between Raven Lodge and the Old Forbidden Plateau ski lodge …

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Pamela Creek Horseshoe: A Failure on Ms. Mountain

In Backpacking, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mountaineering, Strathcona Regional District by ExploringtonLeave a Comment

In the early days of writing this blog, I tried to document all my trips. It was a near-impossible task that offered little route information to the community, even if it did frequently highlight my inexperience and buffoonery. It was exhausting and often frustrating, especially when, inevitably, I couldn’t keep …

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Wild Side Trail:

In Activity, Alberni Clayoquot Regional District, Backpacking, Clubs, Family, Island Mountain Ramblers, Regional Districts by ExploringtonLeave a Comment

Dear Hemingway, We did it! We survived our first father-and-son backpacking adventure. I’m happily writing the trip down as a success! We picked the perfect location, Flores Island’s Wild Side Trail, and lucked into a spate of great weather. Of course, our adventure companions helped us enjoy the trip all the more. We …