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

In Activity, Mount Waddinton Regional Distrcit, Mountaineering, Regional Districtsby Explorington1 Comment

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 for 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 …

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Lomas Lake

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GPS Route with photographs Total Distance: 21.9km Max Elevation: 1189 m Total Ascent: 1678 m On Saturday July 5th, six hikers, many members of the Island Mountain Ramblers, rendezvoused in Ladysmith outside Coronation Mall. After fueling up on coffee and meeting with each other we listened to the hiking plan …