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Cederstedt Mountain: Introducing the Ditch Muncher

In Activity, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mount Waddinton Regional Distrcit, Mountaineering, Regional Districts by Explorington5 Comments

Early morning starts are getting easier. On Sunday, May 1st, dawn was just breaking as Phil and I headed up-island, once again on our way to a seldom-summited peak. We had great expectations for the day, and the weather was in great shape. Adding to the excitement, we were riding …

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Alexandra Peak: The Last Snowshoe of the Season

In Activity, Backpacking, Clubs, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mountaineering, Regional Districts, Snowshoeing, Strathcona Regional District by Explorington1 Comment

In search of what is sure to be our final snowshoe trip of the season, I set out on a mission with three other Island Mountain Ramblers. We braved a long logging road approach up Buttle Bluffs Mainline to reach camp for our summit of Alexandra Peak the next day. …

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Kayaking the Gulf Islands with my Toddler: “We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat”

In Activity, Capital Regional District, Family, Kayaking, Regional Districts by ExploringtonLeave a Comment

My wife Kim thinks I’m crazy. My friends think I’m crazy. I’m sure my son Hemingway thinks I’m crazy. A colleague even accused me of being a Viking, after I described Hemingway’s first kayak trip at nine months old. I am probably the only one who believes in my sanity. I don’t make the decision …