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The Obscure Sadie Peak

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View from the summit of Sadie Peak, looking North Many of those who read my blog will know that I live in Nanaimo BC and that most of my hiking trips take me to the mid and north island. If you know your geography at all, you will also know …

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A Windy Day up Mt. Cokely

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Not every hike goes as planned. Sunday, October 19th, the Island Mountain Ramblers head out on the scheduled Mt. Cokely trip We planned to ascend the Saddle Route and intended a a descent along the Rousseau Trail. I have wanted to do Cokely’s summit again for quite some time, this trip …

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A Early Fall Ramble to Mt. Moriary

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Looking south from the first Moriarty bump The summer is petering out, the signs are in the air and hanging off the branches of trees. Everywhere I go, I am reminded that time is marching on and the days of excellent whether, warm air and dry forests are numbered. We …

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Cruikshank Canyon

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A view of the mountains as you look out from the view point Early fall is often the nicest time for hiking. I often joke with my hiking companions about those who don’t take advantage of the outdoors, they find winter too cold, spring too wet, and summer too hot. …