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Arrowsmith CPR Trail Trip Report Dec 20, 2015

Arrowsmith CPR Trail Trip Report Dec 20, 2015
A Trip Report for a quick hike up the Arrowsmith CPR Trail. ** I had planned to do a quick ski tour up Mount Becher but my G3 Alpinist skins weren't in yet at Valhalla Pure. I had ordered them on such short notice so obviously they weren't at the store yet. I was still disappointed that I could go for the first tour of the season. Time's a wastin' to get on that snow! I only get so many days to tour each season so each one is precious. There's even fewer of them when you have a 2

Wandering to Christie Falls

I've been hiking of the Trans Canada Trail lately. Christie Falls is along the trail just north of Ladysmith. I hiked out there last year but never got the chance to post the photos. Over the next 2 weeks I'll be posting of the Trans Canada Trail. For now, here's Christie Falls from September 2013. ** Christie Falls is a great little trail to get outside and see a beautiful set of falls on a mostly sunny day. The forecast called for rain and it threatened all day, even going so far as sending a couple drops our way. We

West Coast Trail Trip Report Roundup

One of the most useful sources of information when you plan your West Coast Trail hike is trip reports from other hikers. They usually talk about what gear they brought, what the weather was like, what campsites they slept at, what route they hiked and why they made many other decisions that you’ll have to make on the trail too. It can be a lot of work finding all these trip reports and breaking them down into useful information. I’ve done the first step for your and put together the list below of every trip report I can find on

Trip Reports: Great stories from the Juan de Fuca Trail

Trip Reports: Great stories from the Juan de Fuca Trail
Reading through trip reports is one of the best ways to get information to plan a trip. Speaking to a person face to face is usually the best way but if you can’t get that close, a detailed trip report is the next best thing. I try to keep trip reports around for the Juan de Fuca, it being one of my favourite hikes, so I can keep up to date on what’s happening on the trail. These are the latest ones I’ve found.   Trip Reports 2015 Justin's Trip Report - Eating Snow Around the World - July 2015

The First Mud Pit of the West Coast Trail

This is one of many posts about the West Coast Trail trip I did in 2013. See the rest of the West Coast Trail posts. ** [caption id="attachment_3514" align="alignnone" width="560"] Mud[/caption] Mud. Lots of it. I expected to see a lot of mud on the West Coast Trail but I don't think anything really prepares you for how much there really is. The photo above is a mud pit not 50 metres in from the start of the trail. We had officially begun the trail and we had officially begun the mud. Some of the trail is nice and dry.

Photo: Bridge 102 on the West Coast Trail

Photo: Bridge 102 on the West Coast Trail
[caption id="attachment_2435" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Bridge 102 on the West Coast Trail[/caption] The number of bridges on the West Coast Trail changes constantly as they build new ones, fix old ones and detour the trail around damaged sections. Estimates range from 130 to 150. There are many. Bridges were always a welcome change from the gnarled roots and mud pits that cover the rest of the trail. Until you find the angled, slippery, rodding bridges.  

Roxy’s Adder Mountain Ski Tour Trip Report

Note from Ross: Is it time to ski yet? Maybe not but we can still read and daydream about the months to come shredding powder.  Here's another trip report from Roxy from Adder Mountain in May. ** Adder Mountain May 6 2012 After heading up 5040 Peak the weekend before, our eyes were now set on Adder Mountain which was just down the valley from 5040.  The weather looked great for Sunday so we hoped to get some views of the surrounding peaks which we never got to see the weekend before.  We had spent the week looking up route

Roxy’s 5040 Ski Tour Trip Report

Note from Ross: I posted Roxy's Mount Brenton trip report a couple weeks ago during the heat of the summer but now that the summer's over (is it?) it's time to get into some skiing! I'm reading a book on Backcountry Skiing skills and checking out all the trip reports for the mountains I want to check out this winter. Here's Roxy with a trip report from 5040 in April. ** 5040 Peak April 29 2012 Chris and I were aching to do a ski tour and get into the alpine so we settled on 5040 Peak in the HWY

Roxy’s Mount Brenton Ski Tour Trip Report

Roxy’s Mount Brenton Ski Tour Trip Report
Note from Ross: Here we are in the middle of the summer and I'm posting trip reports about ski touring. We can all use a little change once in a while and it's nice to remember what winter is going to be like when it comes around again. Here's Roxy with a trip report from ski touring Mount Brenton. ** Mt. Brenton April 14 2012 Resort-ski season had come to an end on Vancouver Island so Chris and I decided to skin up Mt. Brenton in Chemainus to enjoy some sunny ski touring. We had made a half-attempt at trying

Carmanah Walbran Trip Photo Essay

Carmanah Walbran Trip Photo Essay
Back in April some friends and I spent a few days out in the Carmanah Walbran Valley. These are some of the photos from the trip. [caption id="attachment_1517" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Three Sisters"][/caption] Our first day we headed upstream from the campsite to do some exploring. There are massive trees everywhere. Particularly were the Three Sisters just feet from each other. [caption id="attachment_1518" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Food Bag"][/caption] There were some other groups camping along the river. Always a good idea to keep your food in the trees with hungry bears around. Make sure they're high enough though. I think I could