Monthly Archives: May 2011

Galloping Goose Trail: How to Avoid Traffic and Ferry Waits on Long Weekends

For a few months now Gili and I don’t own a car. It doesn’t affect us at all during our midweek life as we don’t use a car in the city anyway, but when it comes to weekends it a … Continue reading

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Brew Hut: or How My Finger Almost Fell Off

A few highlights from a trip to Brew Hut a few weekends ago: After a grey and drizzly morning, the weather cleared in the afternoon, just as we were breaking out into the alpine. There is so much snow, that … Continue reading

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Sphinx Hut: Beginner Friendly on Easter

The trail up to Garibaldi Lake was at first bare, and then treacherous ice. In several places people had slid off the trail and obliterated it, making travel on skis annoying. Half the time I was wishing I had crampons. … Continue reading

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