Yearly Archives: 2011

Telemagique Ridge: Blue Skies + Powder = Magic?

This weekend I organized an “intermediate friendly” trip to Telemagique Ridge. I chose this destination since I was hoping that the high access road would cut down our elevation gain to get to the good snow, especially important for a … Continue reading

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Bagley Lake: Soft Start to the Ski Season?

On the Remembrance Day Long Weekend we set out to get some early season turns with Anne and Marcin. The Mt. Baker area is supposed to be a good place for this, so we booked a cheap cabin and planned … Continue reading

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Saint Marks Peak: Definitely Not Unnecessary

St. Marks Peak is a small peak, more of a bump actually. However, it is quite a spectacular bump, due to the steep topography to the west and to the east, dropping down 1400m steeply to the ocean. The access … Continue reading

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Crown Mtn: The Crown of the North Shore

I have often looked at Crown Mtn. while enjoying a BBQ with friends down at Jericho or Locarno beaches, near UBC. I knew I would make my way to the summit, it was just a question of when. We drove … Continue reading

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Saxifrage Mtn: In the Footsteps of Rachael and Jonathan

I only met Rachael once before she disappeared. It was Canada Day 2010, and we were both on a large VOC trip to Skypilot. The weather was crappy, there were no views, but we still had a good time and … Continue reading

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Brazeau Loop and More: Two Weeks in the Rockies

After our cycling trip we decided to chase the sun, which led us east, where it looked sunny. Originally we had planned to spend two weeks in the very remote Spatsizi Plateau Provincial Park, but the weather was looking bad … Continue reading

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Prince Rupert to Skagway: Looking for Sunshine

Cloudy Some people say it rains a lot in Vancouver. I suggest them to take a trip, or better yet, a cycling trip to Prince Rupert, the rainiest and cloudiest city in Canada. In an average year, they get only … Continue reading

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Salt Spring Island: Birthday Cycling Weekend

My birthday is in July and therefore associated in my mind with sun and warmth. It didn’t look like I was going to get any of those this year. The forecast called for rain and clouds, so our initial plan … Continue reading

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Kelly Lake: The Backroads of Lillooet

We left Vancouver early Friday morning and drove to Lillooet and beyond. The starting point of the trip was actually farther then we thought and was way past Lillooet. The original idea was to do a trip along the Fraser … Continue reading

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Gabriola Island: Discovering Another Gulf Island

On the last week of June we headed to Gabriola Island. We woke up on Saturday morning and what a surprise – rain! We started cycling from home and it was pouring all the way to Horseshoe Bay. Once there … Continue reading

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