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Month: April 2016

View from the Svoboda Bike Trails

Did a nice evening hike up the Svoboda Mountain Bike Trails last night. The Log Jam trail opens up to logged clearing that was buzzing with insects and bluebirds.

Kaslo River

Kaslo River

Kaslo River is a fairy tale of a trail, winding along the burbling river and mossy banks. The main loop arcs over the river on two covered bridges, both painted an enchanting shade of red. SUMMARY Map: Kaslo & Area Trail Map Trailhead: multiple, we […]

Sproule Creek

Sproule Creek

A walk in the woods, a bubbling creek, nine bridge crossings! What could be better?

SUMMARY

Trailhead: Sproule Creek Road

Distance, Round Trip: 10km

Elevation: +262m

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Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock

There was no question. Our first hike in the West Kootenay was going to be the Nelson classic: Pulpit Rock. With epic views of the city and a trailhead just across the lake, it was the obvious choice for a sunny weekend morning. SUMMARY Map: […]

Kootenay Calling

Kootenay Calling

The car was stuck. I was stuck. Almost at the top of the hill, the engine had stalled against the weight of the uHaul trailer and the steep slope of the road. Foot hard on the brakes, I turned the key again and tried to get it going. Clutch in, clutch out, gas in, e-brake down, more gas. The engine revved loudly and black smoke began to drift from under the hood. Oh.

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