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Hiking British Columbia’s Lifesaving Trail, Part 2

Hiking British Columbia’s Lifesaving Trail, Part 2

Our main reason for starting in the south was that tidal conditions at the beginning of our trip would be more favorable for taking the coastal route around Owen Point, which is only passable at tides below 6.0 feet (or 1.8 meters). The low tide predicted for our second day on the trail was well below that.

by August 30, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Hiking British Columbia’s Lifesaving Trail, Part 1

Hiking British Columbia’s Lifesaving Trail, Part 1

Natural delights encountered along the trail include old-growth spruce, hemlock and cedar trees, a natural sandstone arch, spectacular seas caves, majestic and refreshing waterfalls, gently flowing streams, and beaches with sand fine enough to stroll across barefoot.

by August 23, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Passions Unleashed Alongside Mount Robson

Passions Unleashed Alongside Mount Robson

My eyes now strain, seeking some sign that everything is okay — that no help is needed and that he is bivouaced safely on the steep slopes ahead.

by August 16, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Cat’s Eyes on You

Cat’s Eyes on You

This is really going to hurt! I think to myself. Suddenly, I am jerked to a halt. I have slid through a tangle of thorn-covered vines and they have stopped me only a few feet above the boulders that had threatened to eat me alive.

by July 5, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Sasquatch Syndrome

Sasquatch Syndrome

“If it’s a screech owl, it’s eight feet tall!” I gasped. “Listen to the reverberation in the chest.” I went on to point out that it was the same sound he had used on his sasquatch episode, given to him by researchers who said it was authentic.

by June 28, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Reviving an Ancient Technology

Reviving an Ancient Technology

It was called a fireball and what I read about it was at first so incredible

by February 1, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Camping Around the Calendar

Camping Around the Calendar

I must confess: I love winter camping in the Cascades and Olympics. Many of the details appeal to me, but the part I think I love the most is the camping-in-play-doh factor.

by January 16, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Langtang Valley Trek – Nepal

Langtang Valley Trek – Nepal

Nepal is just about on the opposite side of the world from here and almost 12 hours time difference. It took about 38 hours to get there. ……..

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Fireside
Ravenspeaker Introduction

Ravenspeaker Introduction

I am a traditional Storyteller of the Tsimshian Nation. We are what you folks used to call Northwest Coast Indians.

by January 3, 2011 0 comments Fireside
A Hiker’s Lament

A Hiker’s Lament

I suppose everyone has some pet peeves on the trail, and I am no exception.

by December 1, 2010 0 comments Fireside