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Cape Scott Trail: Day 3

Cape Scott Trail: Day 3

Day 3 of my trip to Cape Scott in 2015. *** It’s decision day. My quads and calfs are tired and feet are blistered. My hiking speed is… slow. The plan is to hike to Nissan Bight and then down to San Josef the next day. Do I hike with the rest of the group […]

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Cape Scott Trail: Day 2

Cape Scott Trail: Day 2

Day 2 of my Cape Scott hiking trip in 2015. ** Hiking to Guise Bay The morning started out completely fogged in. We couldn’t see much. Oh well. Let’s go to the lighthouse anyways. It might clear up when we get there. The weather was warm and dry. I wasn’t complaining. A wet day dampens the […]

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Cape Scott Trail: Day 1

Cape Scott Trail: Day 1

This is Day 1 of my 5 day Cape Scott hiking trip in July 2015. I’ll be doing a post on each day with my favourite photos over the coming months. Cape Scott has been on my list of places to hike for a long time. Lots of people I know have done it. You […]

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Hiking to Heart Lake in Ladysmith

Hiking to Heart Lake in Ladysmith

I was told to leave the house this year for my birthday in January. I wasn’t going to complain. Things I wasn’t supposed to know about were to be set up. “Be back at 3pm,” they said. So I went and hiked Heart Lake in Ladysmith. It was foggy and we couldn’t see much. “We” […]

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New Bear Beach Photos in the Epic Juan de Fuca Hiking Guide

New Bear Beach Photos in the Epic Juan de Fuca Hiking Guide

There are new photos of Bear Beach in the Juan de Fuca trail guide. A couple of weeks ago I posted that there are new Mistic Beach photos in the Juan de Fuca guide. I’ve just added new Bear Beach photos as well. The new photos are twice the size of the old ones so you can […]

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Garmin Basecamp: How to export to Google Earth

Garmin Basecamp: How to export to Google Earth

Google Earth has become an indispensable tool for viewing hiking tracks and planning out your hike. You can see what kind of land you are going to be encountering, or see a birds eye view of the trails and land you just hiked. I use Google Earth all the time to see GPS tracks and […]

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Cape Scott Trip Reports

Cape Scott Trip Reports

The first thing I do when I go for a hike somewhere new is check out all the trip reports I can find. Others that have gone before often have great recommendations on what to see and do and what to avoid. Sometimes they’ll have gear recommendations or tips on what not to bring. First […]

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Extension Ridge from Extension Road, Nanaimo [Trip Report]

Extension Ridge from Extension Road, Nanaimo [Trip Report]

The Trans Canada Trail sections on Vancouver Island offer so much variety. I’m always keen on new trails that are different than anything I’ve experienced before. Yes, most of the sections around Nanaimo are still dirt single track with trees around. Most trails are like that. But the views and twists and turns and connections […]

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Nanaimo Lakes Road to Whisky Lake

Nanaimo Lakes Road to Whisky Lake

Being part of hiking groups online is a mixed blessing. On the one hand there’s a constant supply of assistance, inspiration and motivation to get outside. On the the other hand, there’s a steady stream of beautiful trail pictures streaming by making it difficult to focus on anything other than… going outside. A last minute […]

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Albert Inlet Trail north from Franklin River [Trip Report]

Albert Inlet Trail north from Franklin River [Trip Report]

In my ongoing search for sections of the VI Spine Trail to hike, I wanted to find out more about the south end of the Alberni Inlet trail. It’s being built in 3 stages and while all the stages are there for the trail, they aren’t all used the same amount. Some parts are easier […]

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