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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. …

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The Hike Through Hell to get to Heaven, Hiking in the Haihte Range

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The Haihte Range on Vancouver Island has the nickname, Little Patagonia. My friend Ryan B. often comments on how this is one of his favourite mountain ranges of Vancouver Island because it has ample opportunities for glacial exploration as well as general mountaineering and opportunities for setting gear fro trad …

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Flower Ridge Ramble 2014

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This summer is turning out to be the summer of amazing weather and epic trips –KNOCK ON WOOD……. Phillips Ridge as viewed from Flower Ridge, Mt. Myra on the left The Island Mountain Ramblers and the Comox District Mountaineering Club (CDMC) jointly participated in a hike lead by Ken Rodonets …