For more than year, T and I have been living in a 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon. The choice to live in the van wasn’t dictated by financial hardship, nor inspired by a perpetual road trip. Rather, we wanted to try spending our money on better things than rent. Instead of renting an apartment, we rented a… Read More Life in a Vanagon
T and I went to Looper Canyon this past weekend to dip a toe into the canyoneering world. It was a good opportunity to get a feel for the activity and decide if it’s something we want to pursue further. I’ve been learning to climb lately and I hope to take it outdoors this month and eventually into the… Read More Looper Canyon
Summer has been good. So good I’ve fallen far behind at blogging about it. Instead of trying to catch up with trip reports that are months over due, I’ve compiled of my 10 favourite photos from the summer. They might not all be Nat Geo worthy but they’re visceral links for me.
There aren’t many low elevation forests on Vancouver Island, BC (or anywhere in BC) that haven’t been clear cut. Some logging is necessary to provide materials for human use, but this ought to occur in a responsible balance with other uses as logging causes substantial losses in ecosystem services (i.e clean water), recreation opportunities and… Read More Clear Cutting the Walbran Valley?
British Columbia’s Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park is one of the coolest parks that nobody visits. Protesting in the 80’s – 90’s saved the valley from logging and now it remains as an intact and spectacular example of the mature temperate rainforest. It’s similar terrain to the Olympic Peninsula, but less visited and disturbed. A walk anywhere… Read More Carmanah: Giant Quest 2