Monthly Archives: February 2012

Gin Peak: A Trip to the Land of Snowmobiles

The snowmobile zoomed right past Maya, passing literally a few meters behind her. I held my breath to avoid inhaling the black smoke, and almost put my fingers to my ears to protect them from the racket. In the distance … Continue reading

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Phelix Hut: Spring Skiing and the Illusion of Summer

Last weekend we headed to the Phelix Hut. There is something nice about going back to a place that you’ve been to before, especially when there is so much to explore around it. Since the drive to the trail head … Continue reading

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Red Heather: Avoiding the Ditch

I’ve been avoiding driving up the Diamond Head Road for a few years now, since it is often icy and very dangerous. Many people don’t realize this, and on a few occasions I’ve seen four or five cars in the … Continue reading

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Mt. Sproatt: Sprouting Wings

Yellow icicle? I never thought of this, but most icicles are clear. This icicle was more of a frozen waterfall, and although I’m not an ice climber, the thought of climbing it got me a bit excited. What were the … Continue reading

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