Logs down over the Tuck Lake trail Part of my work with the Vancouver Island Spine Trail Association is to check on sections of the trail. I’ve been working my way through the Tuck Lake section. Take a look at the VI Spine Trail map… Read More »VI Spine Trail: Nitinat River to Tuck Lake
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… Read More »Albert Inlet Trail north from Franklin River [Trip Report]
I paced up and down the river trying to find a shallower spot the cross. The water wasn’t moving quickly but it was deeper, and colder, than I wanted to wade through. Turn back? Wade through? I was on the shores of the Nitinat River… Read More »Wading through Nitinat River on the Spine Trail
You’re probably thinking that’s a weird title for a blog post. It is kind of. But that’s what I want! It’s my birthday this weekend. Birthday’s aren’t what they used to be when I was a kid, but they’re still fun. On the other hand, I… Read More »Can I have a 700 km Trail for my Birthday?
Sometimes you start hiking a trail having absolutely no idea what it’s going to be like. Or rather the image you had in your head of the trail is completely wrong. That’s the way I started the Alberni Inlet trail. I had assumed I was… Read More »Trip Report: Alberni Inlet Trail
May 31, 2014, over 80 people found their way into a room at the Kingfisher resort in Courtney, BC. They were there for the first of an event that Vancouver Island had never seen before, the Vancouver Island Trails Network Conference hosted by VISTA. What… Read More »Vancouver Island Trails Conference Recap
You may not have heard of the Vancouver Island Spine trail that’s in the process of being but right now. Picture this. A trail stretching all the way from Port Hardy at the north end of Vancouver Island right down to the southern end at… Read More »VI Spine Trail Relay June 5 to June 27