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  • Book Review: How to Live a Life of Adventure

    How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World   By Frosty Wooldridge “To many Americans, the wilderness is little more than a retreat from the tensions of civilization.  To others, it is a testing place… Read More ›

  • The Chief

    I have been in Squamish a lot this past month babysitting (or “hanging out with” as we prefer to call it) my nieces.  It has been a bit chaotic, especially since I consider turning the volume on the radio past… Read More ›

  • Deep Cove – Quarry Rock

    Highlight: Incredible views of Indian Arm and the community of Deep Cove. Distance and Difficulty:  To go to the Quarry Rock viewpoint and back is about 4.25km.  There are some steep sections, but they are short.  The trail has a lot… Read More ›

  • Mount Douglas

    Highlights: Sweeping 360 degree view of Victoria city and surroundings. My favorite place for a view so far. Difficulty and Distance: Moderate at most – it is uphill, but distances are short, and you can walk (or drive) on a paved… Read More ›

  • Jocelyn Hill

    Highlight: Views of the Olympic Mountains, Finlayson Arm, Saanich Inlet and the Gulf Islands. Distance: Jocelyn Hill (434m) Loop from McKenzie Bight parking Lot is approx. 12km total (I am estimating – no fancy GPS at the moment). Difficulty: Moderate. Steep stretches, lots… Read More ›

  • Mount Work

    Highlights: Beautiful sweeping views from the highest point on the Saanich Peninsula (449m). Distance: 2.5km one way, can hike down the other side (1.8km one way) and back up again if you feel you need more.  The trail is steep for sections… Read More ›