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B’airing witness

We left Vancouver in a haze of smoke; an appropriate reminder for us city folk of the trial facing the rest of the province. Driving north I expected the smoke to get thicker before it got thinner. Just north of … Continue reading

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instructions for cukes that want to be pickles

The first step to pickling cukes is stoke. A full measure is best. Step two is ordering 2.27 kg of cukes from Pitchfork Organic Farm. Ensure they will fit into a jar. Step three: have a recipe e-mailed to you via … Continue reading

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Danger tree

Upon arriving in Kamloops today I lay under a tree for a moment of shade. As I gazed up at the perilous fruit above me I couldn’t help but recognize how cool I was under threat of impalement.

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a new home

Sara and I moved out of the Super 8 for a while. We packed some bags and made for the islands. Early Friday we were on a shuttle with Sam, Rosie, Jeff, Kristina, and Pete. The sea captain, Scott, took … Continue reading

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Alexandra

On the drive home from the Stein Dave and I decided to explore the old Alexandra bridge. It was built in 1926 as part of the Fraser Canyon Highway and was removed from service in 1964 when the Trans Canada … Continue reading

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accomodated

Sunday night, after the weekend crew had started their journey back to Vancouver, Dave, Thomas, and I began a separate journey exploring a part of the Stein none of us had previously explored. We wound our way up a lovely … Continue reading

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making some introductions

This weekend started with what is, for me, always been a great omen: a view of the Thompson / Fraser confluence. It generally means a view of this follows shortly after. This trip up the Stein valley had a delightful … Continue reading

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one thousand awesomes

Tonight I had the pleasure of hanging out with my good friend Carson. One of the few consistencies in my life is that this man has new and unforeseeable learnings for me each time we meet. Today’s lesson was spectacular: … Continue reading

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getting hawt and whet

Just south east of Portland there is a wonderful rift in the earth through which the hot water bubbles. The journey to Bagby Hot Springs is an easy drive down paved Forest Service Roads. Once parked, the walk in a about … Continue reading

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hole lotta lake

8000 years ago this was the tallest mountain in Oregon. 7700 years ago an eruption swallowed the peak leaving only the rim. Snowmelt eventually created the lake while residual liquid hot magma created a small island in the lake. The … Continue reading

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