Monthly Archives: October 2017

Still Writing

Another day – another story. Sadly, that also means not a hiking day. I am about to amend that. The weather forecast looks pretty good all week. Going to get out there. But until tomorrow, it has been such a … Continue reading

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Writing and hiking

I think I’m beginning to like my new rhythm. I’m not committed to fully embracing it yet. I’m being cautious. It seems that for the last year at least – probably a bit longer, I’ve been taking a “wait and … Continue reading

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Writer’s Life

Just finished writing another story. This one is interesting. I am doing a trilogy – three interconnected short stories. And there I was, finishing the draft before lunch, feeling that it’s pretty good but something’s missing. I know myself well … Continue reading

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Power?

I think (fingers and toes crossed) that we now have power. “Think?” you say. Can’t you tell? I mean, if your computer is on, doesn’t that tell you that you have power? Well – maybe. This is what happened yesterday: … Continue reading

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Power Outage

After about 30 or more hours without power, we have power! Let me say, first and foremost, it has not been a hardship – merely a bit of an inconvenience. Thanks to our awesome wood stove, we’ve been warm and … Continue reading

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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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