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Limestone Mountain on the Winter Solstice

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December 21st marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere, how should I cerebrate this day?  I set out on another early morning adventure,  this time with Phil Jackson and Jaime Curcil. Our destination, Limestone Mountain, located between …

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December Ascent of Mt Clifton

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I’m not sure why this looks so amazing but who cares! 2014 has seen late onset of winter conditions for Vancouver Island’s alpine. Though the Island isn’t exactly known to be a winter wonderland, there is usually an excellent buildup of snow at elevations exceeding 1300 m.  This year, it …

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Mt Tzouhalem from Genoa Bay

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If you are hoping to do a hike with great views of are not interested in driving logging roads and would rather instead a drive through idyllic bucolic landscapes, consider hiking Mt Tzouhalem. The hike is an easy one, with a max elevation somewhere around 475 metres it gives amazing …

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Mt Hooper from Lake Cowican

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November 15th, I joined up with Rod Szasz and a few other hikers, many from the Island Mountain Ramblers for a trip up a rarely summited peak in the Nanaimo Lakes Region/Cowichan Lake Region. Mt Hooper tops out around 1490 metres. For me, an most interesting aspect of the hike …

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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 …