15 Aug

Juan de Fuca

Juan de Fuca Trail

August 15, 2014

I recently hiked along the Juan de Fuca trail – a nice 47km stretch of trails along the south coast of Vancouver Island – over four days with some good friends. There is quite a lot of variation in the terrain, including sandy and stony shores, boulder fields, sheer rock beaches, trails along shore-line cliffs, steep ravines, […]

08 Aug

Smith Rock, OR

Smith Rock, OR

August 8, 2014

During a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, I got the chance to swing down to Smith Rock Park for a quick camp and a climb. Two things I learned: 1) Outdoor climbing is quite fun 2) The Oregon desert in late July is very hot. Most of the professional climbers stay clear of the area […]

01 Aug

Atlin, BC - Ridge Resources

Atlin, BC

August 1, 2014

A recent adventure found me near Atlin, BC, where I had the opportunity to accompany an old friend of mine to some remote areas in the northwest of the province. Kyler Hardy, president of Ridge Resources, was in the area to perform some soil sampling and prospecting (checking the mineral content of surface rocks) for one of […]