Sometimes a trip comes together seemingly all on its’ own. With the right connection of friends, dogs, trucks and bikes, everything can magically coalesce into an epic drive-through weekend of riding and bonfires. Princess Leia is a fantastic companion in the woods, and ensured that no rodents (or anything small, furry and scurry) were to […]Read more "Chasing … Through the Selkirks"
After a party-fuelled roadtrip last year, I will now offer almost any excuse to drive the North Cascades Highway. Maybe it’s because I’ve spent 20 years driving the relatively boring Hwy 3 across BC, but I really appreciate the people that designed and built a road under Liberty Bell and the Early Winters Spires. Thankfully, […]Read more "Cycle O-ka-no-gahn"
After some timid murmuring about snowfall in January and a gradual crescendo through February, March came in with a flurry. Which turned into a blizzard. Which turned into another blizzard. Which turned into us having lots of fun in the mountains. Stability has been good, visibility has been intermittent and the snow has been soft […]Read more "Hot Dogs, Hot Laps and Hot Pow"
As an enthusiastic adventurer, I’m always looking for new ways to explore new zones and for a long time, that’s meant mountain bikes, ski touring gear and my own two feet. I’ve always been more than happy to accompany people with more advanced (and louder) forms of transportation, but never felt the urge to splurge […]Read more "The $7k Weekend"
Hiking for days…Read more "Great Scott!!!"
The winter of 2014-2015 was definitely one for the record books, where all of the normal continental weather patterns seemed to collect lopsidedly on the east coast of North America. With many people crying for a more balanced moisture regime, each of us set out to make the most of what eventually turned into the […]Read more "Lament to the Winter That Barely Was"
Some pics from a recent weekend exploring a sort-of snowy Manning Park… Thanks friends!Read more "Manning Up With Some Buds"
A relatively dry and sunny winter on the west coast has prompted mass confusion and widespread questioning of priorities, often leading to an exodus from the mountains to the ocean. A forecast of pumping waves and sunny skies (with temperatures up to 15 degrees Celsius in February?!?) lured us down to the beautiful beaches of […]Read more "La Push-ing Through the Winter"
The Kalalau trail winds and climbs along the Na Pali coast on the north shore of Kauai and is often described as, and is completely justified as being, one of the best hikes in the world. These kinds of statements seem to pop up more and more on internet lists, but a reasonably extensive level […]Read more "Na Pali Wonderland (Or, The Garden of Eden Without Snakes)"