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)"
Aloha! Long after a visit, the Garden Island of Kauai continues to fulfill the ideal of a tropical paradise, from the moment you step off the air-conditioned plane into the warm, humid air of the out-dated airport terminal, to the rows of palm trees swaying in the ever-present tradewinds. The incredible hospitality of the climate is accented by […]Read more "Two Tickets to Paradise"
Northern Vancouver Island is a wild and remote place, defined by massive trees, spiderwebs of logging roads, howling winds and a regularly angry ocean. The adventure call was placed at the end of summer and a mighty crew was assembled from across the land to engage in a pitched battle (tent-pun intended) against these elements. […]Read more "North Island Surf Adventure"