Category Archives: Adventure

From Rockies to Wild west coast…

August, as usual in beautiful British Columbia is the month of great outdoors. The options for outdoors activity are endless. I’ve been trekking, mountaineering, fishing or paddling for more than 30 years in BC or neighbouring regions. I have been … Continue reading

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The humility of flyfishing

I recently spent a few days trout fishing in the Nicola plateau area of Brirush Columba. It’s in my back yard but I only have made the extra effort of exploring the area properly since retiring. I’ve been a flyfisher … Continue reading

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Wade Davis’s, Into the Silence, evokes powerful metaphors…

Perhaps one of my fabourite books. As a teacher-librarian and avid reader I have read 30-60 books a year. This thoroughly researched historical narrative is in my top ten. As a hiker and mountaineer, it struck an emotional chord. As … Continue reading

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Fishing folly- neither recreation nor rest 

Weekends are a necessary attribute of modern life. Work hard then recreate and/or in preparation for another work week commitment. Alas, I ventured out, this Victoria long weekend, to relish a day of fly fishing. I headed to my favourite … Continue reading

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Mountains make poor receptacles for deams… Krakauer

I thought climbing the Devil’s Thumb would fix all that was wrong with my life. In the end, of course, it changed almost nothing. But I came to appreciate that mountains make poor receptacles for dreams. -Jon Krakauer

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Nature’s peace…

“Climb the mountains …and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you … Continue reading

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Jumbeaux Hiking Club Summer 2013

For the outdoors mountain enthusiasts thought Id post our general itinerary. Ill spare you the details but will post pics and an assessment later. Ill tweet a picture or two when I get back to Banff or Golden. Maybe this … Continue reading

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