Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wind Lake: Ben More and Ben Lui

It was hot and sweaty. Flies kept on circling around my face, buzzing to their heart’s desire. Every now and then they landed on me, and I’d swat at them, killing the slowest ones. We were stuck in a Catch-22. … Continue reading

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Frosty Mountain: Free Light Show by Mother Nature

We haven’t done trips in Manning Park for maybe four years, and I had set my eyes on Frosty Mountain for a while. I think I especially liked the name, but this weekend it was definitely not frosty there, or … Continue reading

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Brunswick Mtn: The Giant Next Door

If you are in Vancouver and crave a quick gulp of alpine scenery, the North Shore Mountains can deliver. But you must be ready for some exercise. Brunswick Mountain, at 1788m, is the highest of the giants next door. Most … Continue reading

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Saint Marks Peak: The Summer Version

Saint Marks Peak was our last hike before we started the skiing season and oddly enough it was also our first summer hiking trip for the season. My (half) sister Alyssa was visiting from NY and she said that she … Continue reading

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Washington-Montana-Idaho-BC Loop: A Trip to a Different America

I am not even sure why we picked Montana. Maybe because it sounded exotic, not in the way most people think of exotic, but rather exotic for cycling. Big open sky, light traffic, expansive scenery. I don’t know where we … Continue reading

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