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Pickering, Carter, Landale — North & South

In Activity, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mount Waddinton Regional Distrcit, Mountaineeringby ExploringtonLeave a Comment

Carter Peak Like many people, I consider May Long Weekend the kick-off to summer. The extra day tagged onto the weekend makes trips further afield possible, and the lengthening days and few extra degrees mean that many people are looking for their first overnight trips of the season. This year, …

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Mount Brenton: Another One from the Book

In Activity, Clubs, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Island Mountain Ramblers, Regional Districts, Ski Touringby Explorington2 Comments

I imagine you might be asking yourself, Why the benign title? If you’re a regular reader, you’re familiar with my Island Alpine Quest: to summit all of the peaks listed in Philip Stone’s book Island Alpine (1999). The goal is lofty, and many of the peaks will require multiday adventures through …