Living in the Pacific Northwest since moving to British Columbia from Montreal in the 1980s, I was immediately captivated by the towering spires of the coastal forests here! Since then, much of my spare time has been consumed by outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, trail running, camping, and climbing mountains.

Measuring a Western Hemlock…photo by Greg Herringer 

It was in the early 2000s that my love of big trees really took off, and I began searching for B.C.’s remaining giants. That interest quickly expanded, eventually leading to the idea of this website. Here, I share adventures, past and present, bringing more eyes to the wonders of nature. Be sure to check out my recent photos on Instagram for more content. They are often previews for future stories!

Consider this a friendly invitation to grab the beverage of your choice, and stick around for a while, if you like what you see. I thank you for dropping by, and I hope you enjoy reading here.

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Me with the Kennewick Cedar, which we found back in 2006…photo by Chris Hood

15 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hey Mike!

    Really enjoy your passion for our landscape, being Canadian and your great story telling.

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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  2. Hi – do you know how one could find some historical information about the previous existence of garryanna oak at East Point, Saturna Island?

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    1. Hi Janice,
      I’m not sure about the history of trees on Saturna, since I’ve never been. If they are big trees they may be recorded, so you could check by Googling BC Big Tree Registry. There are lists there for the largest trees for all BC native specimens. Someday I’d like to visit Saturna, when its safe to travel again of course


  3. Hi Mike,

    I just want to say thank you for your wonderful blog. I really mean that. It’s been a great source of joy, wonder, and information; and a resource that helped me fall in love with old growth.

    Wishing you the very best,


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    1. Thank you, James, I am glad to hear that you have been enjoying the site. It’s my belief that the more people experience and appreciate the forest, the more old growth will be valued for preservation, not just harvest


  4. A most interesting article. There is tons of history in those hills and thanks for sharing those amazing finds.
    Last year I discovered an old embalming fluid bottle on Mt Fromme, a testament to the dangerous life those men led.

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Travels and adventures in the forests and mountains of British Columbia, and beyond! Member, B.C. Big Tree Committee

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