Monthly Archives: October 2017

Idaho Peak in snow

Another day and another hike. This one was particularly interesting. We’d done it in early summer before the road up had opened – and it was gorgeous with wildflowers. This time around I think that Helen, Rick and I put … Continue reading

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Kinball Lake

So much for shoulder season being a hiking problem. Today, Helen and Rick and I had two options: A – Idaho Peak. B – Kinball Lake. Idaho Peak was socked in so we drove up to Plan B. And we … Continue reading

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Seven Summits

Another day where all I can say is, “Did not go as planned!” Funny thing is though, when plans don’t work out, I seldom have a complaint.. Today, I was supposed to meet my carpool guy at (I thought) Playmore … Continue reading

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More About Shoulder Season

Well, shoulder season just got more interesting. It seems that Helen is going to be hanging out in our neck of the woods for the weekend – and wants to hike Sunday and Monday. Let’s see – what to say? … Continue reading

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Shoulder Season

The dreaded shoulder season has arrived – hence the necessity of going with Plan C – Pulpit Rock and the Flagpole. The only (and I stress “only’) merit of this trail is its quick elevation gain of 660 metres. I … Continue reading

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Snow and thankfulness

Snow! We woke up this morning to snow falling from the sky. And that, gentle reader, is the reward (curse) of living high on the side of a mountain. But no matter, snow or no snow, life is amazing. Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Writing (still)

Yes – in spots, the snow really was that deep yesterday – thanks to Chris Cowan for the photo. Today has been, in its own way, just as adventurous. I did all my chores this morning – as is my … Continue reading

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