Tag Archives: kayaking

Kayaking Copper Creek

A few days after the Hagen debacle, Rose and I went to Southern Washington’s Copper creek, which Patrick from Portland was nice enough to show us down. This is a short and mellow class IV with a couple of easier … Continue reading

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Valentine’s + Whitewater

Whitewater is under-represented in VOC. Hopefully this will change. A few of us are devoted to it. Nobody really talks about it. I don’t even know if anyone is interested in it. There aren’t really any trip reports. This is … Continue reading

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Team Bad Idea Doesn’t Give Up – The Return to Mount Churchill

Written by Dmitri Oguz and Marcin Mirski “ROCK!!!” Dmitri heard Marcin’s shout and looked up to see two potato-sized rocks coming down, quickly ducking below the overhang beside him. Not close enough to be scary, but close enough to hear … Continue reading

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Indian Arm – Sept. 27-28

Paddling Indian Arm: A Study Break There is only one good reason to wake up before sunrise on a Saturday and it is to go kayaking. I drag myself out of bed as the alarm drills it’s way into my … Continue reading

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Beacon amidst Destruction(Kayaking)

Some destinations have a way of sticking in your head until you finally get there. I first saw Destruction Island on a road trip through Washington a couple years back and meant to go back and paddle there ever since. … Continue reading

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Cold Dark and Awesome-Deception Pass Dash 2013

“Dude,you’re nuts” said my boss when I mentioned that I’ll be racing in this year’s Deception Pass Dash. With the recent cold spell and temperatures into the -5 range and lower, when the only paddling I normally do is at … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and my Monkey (or Not The Lead Ladder TR)

A ‘baby shower’ is something Brits see in American rom-coms but don’t quite get.  Through my powers of deduction, it seemingly has nothing to do with putting babies in showers, nor is it an unfortunate meteorological event.  It is in … Continue reading

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Sea Kayaking: Howe Sound June 1st-2nd

Written by Emily Rennalls On an average Saturday morning there seems to be little incentive to get out of bed. Yet as June cast its first beams of sunlight, just over a dozen UBC students awoke to paddle through mountains. … Continue reading

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The not so cheap Juan de Fuca Trail (May 25-26)

This past weekend, Dmitri, Cora and I hiked the Juan De Fuca Trail. It was Dmitri’s idea, and he recruited Cora earlier in the week. I tagged along for the trip because I was headed to Vancouver for graduation on … Continue reading

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How to surprise a seal and other sea kayaking tips

Caitlin’s organising a sea kayaking trip around Howe Sound. What a good idea, I thought. And indeed it was. A small group of us set off from Gibsons, headed around Keats Island to camp on Gambier Island. The weather was reasonable, the company excellent … Continue reading

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