Embarked on my first snowshoe hike with the Island Mountain Ramblers this past weekend. We set out to climb Mount Elma which would require a 400 metre ascent from the start point near Mount Washington. The starting point was already at about 1000 metres so we found ourselves in a winter wonderland from the get […]
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Month: November 2012
Went over to Vancouver for a conference presentation last Friday and decided to stay over for the Vancouver Hopscotch Festival. Hopscotch is a tasting festival of craft beer and fine whisky and featured a wide range of well known and lesser known producers. One had to pay for each sample, so things got costly quickly! However if […]
Couple pictures of Autumn in Nanaimo and a few from a recent climb. Just north of Victoria lies Mount Finlayson, a 419 metre peak which offers great views of Victoria and the surrounding area. After a brief visit to Victoria earlier in November I climbed Finlayson with a friend and experienced some amazing views.
Another Island Mountain Rambers hike this Sunday afternoon. This time we tackled Maple Mountain just east of Duncan. Everything started off great as we head off into the wet woods. We crossed a number of amazing waterfalls, beautiful maple trees coloured by the fall weather and views of the channel between Vancouver Island and Saltspring […]