Sechelt Inlet Kayaking

The Vitals Date: September 3 – 6, 2021 Location: Sechelt Inlet Partners: Brittany, Will, Anne, Alex, Nikki, Christian, Nicole, Dawn, Matt Distance Paddled: ~50 km Photos: Brittany and Anne The Trip One of the last really big group camping trips Brittany and I went on was a kayaking trip in the Broken Islands. That trip […]

Place Glacier

The Vitals Date: July 31 – August 2, 2021 Location: Place Glacier Partners: Brittany, Will Bears: 1 Photos: Brittany The Trip I am getting a little older and a little less motivated and that’s okay. For the August long weekend I wanted to head north of Pemberton and scramble some or all of Beaujolais Peak, […]

White Lakes: The Path Less Travelled

The Vitals Date: July 24-25, 2021 Location: White Lakes near Pemberton, BC Distance: ~10 km Partners: Scott Photos: Scott The Trip White Lakes are a collection of four small lakes north of Saxifrage peak near Pemberton with no established trail. I knew the Spetch Creek FSR was in decent shape after scrambling Saxifrage and Cassiope […]

Névé Had I Évé

The Vitals Date: March 26-27, 2021 Location: Garibaldi Provincial Park, BC Distance: ~40 km, 1400+ meters Partners: Will, Dave, and Alex Resources: Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, Gaia GPS, map from the VOC The Trip Will referred to a traverse of the Garibaldi Neve as “a hole in my resume”, which is a good […]

The 1%

The Vitals Date: October 17, 2020 Location: Lower Mainland, BC Distance: 200.8 km, 880 m elevation Partner: Brittany The Trip One Saturday last October we left home around 10 a.m. to ride down to Point Roberts and make a small tour of that orphaned piece of Washington state. We added a little loop around Richmond […]

All Aboard: KVR and FSRs

The Vitals Date: August 9 – 10, 2020 Location: Coquihalla/Tulameen, BC Distance: ~105 km Partner: Brittany Resources: Strava route Photos: Brittany The Trip Brittany spent three quiet weeks this summer in a town of 250 people in northern BC but when she returned on a Saturday she was looking to get out and do something […]

Solstice Campout

The Vitals Date: June 20 – 21, 2020 Location: Vancouver to Whistler, BC Distance: ~130 km Partners: Brittany, Will, Matt, Dawn, Michael Resources: Indian Arm to Squamish, Squamish to Whistler Photos: Brittany The Trip In 2017 and 2018 I participated in the local incarnation of the “Swift Campout” solstice weekend bike and camp outing. The […]

Vamos a la Playa

The Vitals Date: January 18 to January 22, 2020 Location: Eldorado Cabin, South Chilcotins Distance: ~55 km, 3500 meters in 4 days Partners: Dan, Eric, Alex, Jon, Nick, Dave, Brandon Resources: Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, Tyax Adventures The Trip Before the start of “high” season in late January, the privately operated Eldorado Cabin […]

Bonita Brittany’s Birthday Bike Bop

The Vitals Date: December 6, 2019 Location: Sunshine Coast Distance: ~65 km (about 25 km of single track), ~1300 meters climbed Photos: Brittany Resources: Trailforks, bikepacking.com The Trip With the dreaded shoulder season dragging on and on, Brittany and I rented a house in Sechelt for the weekend with friends. To make it more interesting, […]

Retro post: Camping in Maui

The Vitals Date: March 4 – 11, 2017 Location: Maui (Haleakalā National Park, Kihei, Waiʻānapanapa State Park) Partners: Brittany Distance: 35 km in Haleakalā National Park, 10 km in Waiʻānapanapa State Park, other Time: 3 easy days in Haleakalā National Park, 1 day in Waiʻānapanapa State Park Resources: Haleakala Nation Park Waianapanapa State Park Photos: Brittany The Trip Direct flights from […]