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A Family Snowshoe Loop: Featuring Another Family!

In Activity, Clubs, Family, Island Mountain Ramblers, Regional Districts, Snowshoeing, Strathcona Regional Districtby ExploringtonLeave a Comment

As parents, my wife Kim and I fall into all-too-familiar parent-child relationships with Hemingway and Octavia. My behaviour exemplifies the old platitude: When you love your kids, you want the best for them. You’ll go out of your way to make sure their lives are better than how you perceived …

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Octavia’s first snowshoe trip

In Activity, Clubs, Family, Island Mountain Ramblers, Regional Districts, Snowshoeing, Strathcona Regional Districtby ExploringtonLeave a Comment

–Photographs by Mike Hincks and Kim Leong   Dear Octavia, You’re a natural outdoorswoman! It was back on December 16th, 2017 that we finally got you out on your first snowshoe trip. I hosted a family/beginner snowshoe trip with the Island Mountain Ramblers as a way to get the whole family …

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Simple Snowshoe around Lake Helen Mackenzie

In Activity, Clubs, Family, Island Mountain Ramblers, Regional Districts, Snowshoeing, Strathcona Regional Districtby ExploringtonLeave a Comment

Another beautiful day in the low alpine. On Saturday, January 30th, I led a small group of Island Mountain Ramblers, along with a special guest, on a trip through Paradise Meadows to Lake Helen Mackenzie and back. We had fine weather: a little sunshine, some light snow, and a clear …

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Building a pulk sled

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I have big dreams. Dreams of multi-day alpine tours, and snowshoe trips through Strathcona and other places on Vancouver Island. I also want to head out with my family on great winter adventures. Both of these scenarios are aided by the use of a sled. mommy and Hemingway, arriving at …