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Paradise Meadows to Wood Mountain: A Family Traversing

In Backpacking, Comox Valley Regional District, Family, Hiking, Island Mountain Ramblers by ExploringtonLeave a Comment

Call it our wedding anniversary, the final weekend before school, an early celebration of Octavia’s birthday, or just Labour Day; on September long weekend, I led a group of families on a traverse of Strathcona Park. I’ve hiked the route between Raven Lodge and the Old Forbidden Plateau ski lodge …

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A Spring Summit of Mount Flannigan

In Activity, Clubs, Island Mountain Ramblers, Mountaineering, Regional Districts, Snowshoeing, Strathcona Regional District by ExploringtonLeave a Comment

Mount Flannigan is a 1550-metre peak located on the east edge of Strathcona Park. You’ll easily find it on the map because the park border sticks out like a sore thumb. The summit overlooks the Tools Creek Valley. If you love backcountry skiing, then you’re probably already familiar with this …