Category Archives: Hurley & Lillooet Valley

Pemberton: Slow Food Bike Ride Goes Even Slower

Slow is good. Why do we need to rush through life? When you move slowly you observe more, experience things differently, and enjoy the moment. This is why I love cycling, because when you ride you move slower. Last Sunday … Continue reading

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South Chilcotin: All About Sheba’s Breasts

When people asked us where we had been on the August long weekend, and we replied: “the South Chilcotin”, none of our friends knew what we were talking about. Clearly we had managed to beat the crowds, once again. But … Continue reading

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Sloquet Hot Springs: The Thirty Something Trip

November. The month of desperation. The month in which we change our clocks backwards and let darkness set an hour earlier. The month of rain, as the Guns n’ Roses song goes. It’s also the perfect time of year to … Continue reading

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South Chilcotins: A Castle, Two Grizzlies, and a Cardtable

Long weekends around Vancouver are a “problem”. They cause crowds at all the usual hiking spots. Since one of the reasons for even wanting to travel in the backcountry (for us) is avoiding crowds, we search high and low for … Continue reading

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Harrison Hut Trail Work: Making a Change in the World

Can we make a change in the world? It seems so hopeless, how can one person move a mountain. I remember arguing with an office mate of mine, who chose not to vote since his one little vote would not … Continue reading

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Pemberton Icecap Traverse: From Superstition to Irony

This trip was seemingly ruled by superstition. It started with Ben’s curse. Ben had been trying to reach the Harrison Hut for many years. Invariably, he failed, often due to natural disasters. Of note were the landslide that closed the … Continue reading

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Snow and Sun: Dad’s Visit to Snowlandia

After the weekend we spent in San Diego, my dad visited us for just over a week. We did lots of fun stuff around the city and also spent a weekend at a beautiful B&B near Pemberton. On the way … Continue reading

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Pebble Creek Hot Springs: and Mushroom Picking Too

On the way in we stopped to admire the devastation of the Capricorn Creek drainage by a huge slide (2nd biggest in recorded Canadian history) a few months ago. The section of road through the slide debris consists of a … Continue reading

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Dickson Peak: Yet Another Stormy Labour Day Weekend!

Over the long weekend we headed to Dickson Peak with our friends Jan and Warrick Whitehead. We were looking for a destination with some solitude, and we certainly found it. The lengthy drive, around four hours from Vancouver, the long … Continue reading

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Mt. Sloan: Another Stormy Labour Day Weekend

On the September long weekend we set out in the direction of Mt. Sloan, despite a weather forecast that caused the plans for the traditional VOC Mountaineering Camp to go to the wind. Faced with a forecast like that, after … Continue reading

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