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A Bad Case of the Bens, Part Two

By the time we reached the bench below Ben Lomond, it was half past decision time for me. I badly wanted to stand on that summit and look down on the Seymour Valley below! Problem was, I could not bring my knee any higher than my waist, and was having major trouble kicking steps. Ben Lomond required both, and I realized, sadly, that I’d need to leave it for another day. Chris, too, was uncertain, and we both resolved to wait things out as Simon, Alan, and Denis took on the climb. Continue reading A Bad Case of the Bens, Part Two

A Bad Case of The Bens, Part One

Ben Lomond, to me, will never be just another mountain. Even from a distance, this sharp granite horn pierces the sky in a way that can only create a momentous first impression. The peak is located on the divide between the Seymour and Stawamus Rivers at the head of Clipper Creek, and this story, while it dates back some fourteen years, might as well have been yesterday in my mind. 

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Capilano Mountain, Thanks for the Memories!

 It was a warm July afternoon in 2019 as I pushed my bike onto the ferry at Departure Bay. My destination? Horseshoe Bay, where I’d catch a ride with Steve. The morning after, we’d be meeting up with Doug for a biking and hiking expedition to Capilano Mountain. It would be my first hiking trip on the mainland since moving to Vancouver Island, and I was really looking forward to it! Continue reading Capilano Mountain, Thanks for the Memories!

Traversing the Ridge of Chanter

Hidden away on the sharp divide that separates  Cyrtina Creek and Furry Creek, the unofficially named Chanter Peak, approached via its western sub peaks, looked to be an adventurous ascent.  Simon had done all the research, and his promise of grand views with a challenging climb was more than enough to pique my curiosity! Continue reading Traversing the Ridge of Chanter