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Ski Season is a wrap

Ski Season is a wrap. Posted on April 7, 2017 With some nice warm days starting to show up in the forecast its time for me to put away the skis and start riding my bike. This past ski season was …

Adding skiing to our list of family adventure activities

This winter our family decided that it was time to pick up skiing. Well at least for 2 of us this year, then two more next year and in 2 years we’ll get our youngest (currently 7 months) on some …

The Willi XC – Big Distance, Big Air, Big Flights – Kevin Ault

I just returned from participating in “The Willi XC Challenge”,  a hang gliding and paragliding event held annually at the fantastic Mount 7 flying site in Golden, BC. Busy Launch on Mt. 7   Compared with other comps, this is quite a …

Thoughts On Water

In Chilliwack, we have so much water that we often don’t even notice it, and when we do, it’s to complain about it or boast about it. So we talk about how much it’s raining, or how good the snow …

Tales From the Trails

When Sam first asked if I would be interested in being a trail running ambassador for Mt. Waddington’s I remember trying to explain to him that this was a bit of a stretch. I certainly wasn’t the fastest trail runner …

Trans Canada Trail work days!

Come help maintain trails! Extra hands and muscles wanted! Area Date Check (X) your preferred dates Chilliwack Lake to Riverside Campground Tues May 17 Léon, Brian, Serge, Kelly, Curtis, Ray Equipment: 2 hand trimmers plus lopping tools Cancelled Thurs, May …

Ski Season is Off to a Bang

The only good thing about last years “winter” was being able to ride mountain bikes in hero dirt every day and riding alpine in mid February. I would much rather have a proper winter with snow sports and leave the …

On the Beauty of Secrets in an Age of Total Information

“Three may keep a Secret, if two are dead”- Ben Franklin. Psst! Can you keep a secret? I have something I want to tell you. We live in an age where the sum totality of human knowledge is carried around …