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Kayaking To And Hiking Up Anvil Island

“Anvil Island? It’s so hard to access!” That’s why most Vancouverites have never been on the summit of Anvil Island; but, who could stop a motivated VOC crew on warm and sunny summer day? To begin the trip, we, a … Continue reading

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Brew to Cypress – an alpine traverse with an (almost) 5 year old

We had 3 days free, the weather was finally starting to look good, & the snow seemed finally to have melted enough from the alpine to be able to get out and enjoy it with C.  But how would the … Continue reading

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Scouting the Alcoholic Jy 25-26

Shuyu and I were desperate to get on a trip, after the Alcoholic Traverse collapsed for the third time due to lack of participants. There was an overnight trip to Illal Meadows (Coquihalla) which we could have gone on, but … Continue reading

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Fast and Light: AL – PIE – NISM (A Traverse of the Tantalus Range July 18-19, 2020)

When I was thinking of a summer trip to do with a friend and kid free, the Tantalus traverse was the first to come into my mind. As I am not able to get out as much on bigger trips … Continue reading

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Ela-nope and Cloud-inning there’n’back

Participants: Ross Campbell, Tom Curran, Cassandra Elphinstone, Birgit Rogalla, and Vincent Hanlon A few months of covid-induced cabin fever made it difficult to concentrate by the time June came around, and the occasional tame trip without friends for company hadn’t … Continue reading

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Baby hiking the Juan de Fuca

Juan de Fuca Trail, June 21-25, 2020 by Elliott Skierszkan with edits from Emily Skierszkan With our baby boy, born on March 7th 2020, our life has taken quite a shift this spring. Although the work-from-home regime imposed by covid … Continue reading

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Bear vs Bike

It didn’t take much thinking to figure out what to do on the weekend when the province re-opened some of the parks around metro Vancouver. Joe, Else, Roseanna, and I hopped on our bikes and pedaled towards the woods to … Continue reading

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Eccentric False Creek Kayaking

On Friday, May 15, 2020, I took a day off from work. I was feeling really burnt out and needed some time outside and offline. So I called up my good friend and go-to adventure buddy, Jacob Grossbard, and begged … Continue reading

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Mt. Archibald and the Deadly Poison False Cilantro, May 15, 2020

My son, Devlin, and I hastily decided to do Cheam—-we hadn’t been before, and since I had a day off and Devlin had a pro-D day, we had a good chance of not seeing anyone, and even if we did … Continue reading

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Paddlers vs Squatters- A Garbage Wars Story.

Me-”My car is much happier  without the hobo mattresses inside” Alana: “That’s a quote of the day…” In late April a couple friends and I went for a drizzly day paddle up Fraser river. Generally not top destination for either … Continue reading

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