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Two Bears, March 13, 2021. That’s the name of the run. There weren’t any real bears.

Two Bears is this run described in the Baldwin guide that is accessed from the Zopkios Rest Area but dumps the skier out a bit south of the Box Canyon Chain-up Area. Baldwin suggests leaving your car at Box Canyon … Continue reading

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Dry Gulch

Near the Coquihalla summit, the highway goes over Dry Gulch. It’s a striking view from the road, as the bridge goes high above the angular gulch, which has straight, angle-of-repose slopes along both sides for its entire length, except for … Continue reading

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Intro to Backcountry Part 2 – Needle Peak

Time in the mountains can be a lot of things. It can be time for self reflection, time pushing the limits of your will and wit, and other high-minded nonsense of the sort. Other times, when the tides of ego … Continue reading

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Some Non-Alcoholic Clouds at Illal Meadows

On Saturday July 22nd at the reasonably early hour of 6:00am, nineteen of us set off from the greater Vancouver area in four vehicles with exactly nineteen seats.  We regrouped at the only Tim Horton’s in Hope where we were … Continue reading

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The Zum Peak Fiasco

A zum (also called a zoa) is the female offspring of a nak (female yak) and a bull (male cow). Zum Peak is a forested summit located almost in the middle of the otherwise very impressive polished granite peaks of the Llamoid Group … Continue reading

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Best Scramble-to-Suffer ratio: Marhor to Needle Traverse

At 9pm on a Friday night, after tossing around a few other ideas, Piotr and I decided that Marhor-Needle traverse sounds like a fun way to spend a day, and by 7am the next morning we were on the way … Continue reading

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May Long at Skaha Bluffs

Friday: Clash of Civilizations Team Sexy Sunglasses (Christina, Greg, Sabrina and Yvan) packed into the (tentatively-named) Blue Bullet right after work Friday and, longing for dry rock, headed for Skaha.  Sabrina is American and Christina is fresh-off-the-boat from Germany, so … Continue reading

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