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Mount Adrian Meet and Greet

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Rogers Ridge, Lower Route June 14th, set our sites on Mount Adrian. This was our third attempt at this peak, the two other attempts were thwarted by weather and terrain conditions – 1st, 2nd. We were on a mission, this time we were resolved in our ambition to finally stand …

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Keeha Bay & Meeting my Hero

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Hemingway assisting in raising the tent at Keeha Bay Victoria Day, May long weekend, or May-long, no matter which you call it it’s one of the best weekends for camping! It hardly matters if it rains or shines, its a symbol of transition out of the long wet winter and …

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Kludahk — Meadow Hut to Tower Hut

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Oh the west coast weather… It will never bore you. Saturday March 21st promised to be exciting, there were so many variables up in the air! What would the weather give us? Would we find snow and need snowshoes? Would the participants enjoy the hike through the groves of trees …

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McKay Peak, Bush Bash

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Well… to be fair, not all of it. Climbing through the woods to get to McKay Peak This past Saturday, March 7th 2015, I joined my hiking club The Island Mountain Ramblers for a hike in the Nanaimo Lakes Region. Thirteen hikers hit the road at the not-too-early time of …

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Mt Arrowsmith — The First Hike of 2015

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Arrowsmith is, arguably, the most hiked mountain on Vancouver Island. I’m sure there are other hills that are more commonly hiked, Mt. Bension, Mt. Finlayson and even Mt. Tzouhalem come to mind. However, they are each below 1000 m. Arrowsmith, at 1819 m  (5967 ft), is just short of the …