Category Archives: Cycle

Touring, Downhill

Baker: a bike-n-ski

March 2020. On that infamous weekend when the world shut down, and I was still so new to skiing, I was skinning up towards First Pump. We were laden with crevasse rescue gear on a strange modified G1 (after it … Continue reading

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Paddling on a Halibut Wind: a solo kayaking trip from Echo Bay to Alert Bay

20-24 May 2024 Back in April it occurred to me that it might be possible to return by paddle to my car in Port McNeil from the Salmon Coast Field Station in Echo Bay, where I was soon to be … Continue reading

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Bambling — A Case Study

The idea for this trip originated from the fact that I don’t own a car, and last year I did not get out scrambling as much as I would have hoped. RIP my 2005 5spd Subaru Outback named Charli, it’s … Continue reading

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Touring Tetrahedron (bike+ski)

It was the week before the Easter long weekend, and a ski touring VOC trip to Tetrahedron that I was planning on going on had just been canceled for reasons of snow conditions (for fairly good reason). However, my weekend … Continue reading

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Dew Drop Diaries: Paddling to the West Coast of Haida Gwaii

Hello friends, today I am going to tell you the story of a short kayak trip with some of my closest friends. Setting the scene for this tale: Alex Beauchemin and I met at the start of our second year … Continue reading

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Say Nuth Khaw Yum Falls 2023

Day 1 (Sam) To start the day off, everyone commuted and met up at Deep Cove. We packed our boats and did an intro lesson to sea kayaking, and then pushed off in two separate groups, each half an hour … Continue reading

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Paddling Stinks

My second experience with whitewater kayaking took place last weekend, on the lower Mamquam River in Squamish. It was pouring when I met up with James in the Chief parking lot on Saturday and most of the people camping there … Continue reading

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Unbelievable feat at Wells Gray

My 3 am alarm rings, I am late for my United Airlines flight to SF. Barely awake I got my bags in an Evo and raced to the YVR airport. On my way down Marine Drive, I thought of how … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut By Bike: Some Words and Photos

If you’re like me, then the phrase “VOC Harrison Hut” might be synonymous with forbidden isolation. Sure, people say it used to be accessible, and there are journal articles to prove it, but that might as well be ancient history. … Continue reading

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South Island Bike Glamping

All trips must start somewhere. This particular one was brewing for quite some time. Ever since my neighbour Jonah King moved to Victoria for a job this summer, I have been itching to visit him and do some exploring. With … Continue reading

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