Summer 2017

I can’t believe we are already “looking back” at the summer. Two amazing hikes, a long RV trip, some racing and it’s almost over. Wow … And anybody who doesn’t believe in climate change hasn’t seen the changes in the Okanagan Valley or Washington State. We now have temperatures above 30C from the end of…

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Books I enjoyed …

Because I just put this list together for a friend, I thought I post it here. Below are a few books I have enjoyed reading in the last few years, with 4 of my all-time favorites on top! I tend to focus more on non-fiction but understand that my topics might not be other people’s…

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And … it’s gone …

The snow is gone and has made room for dry roads, sunny afternoons and road cycling weather! I feel like I maximized the time in the white fluff, with lots of skate ski outings, backcountry ski training mornings (Big White) and the big trips to Sol Mountain in December and on the Wapta Icefield in…

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White World

Wow, it has been a very white and cold winter so far! I’m not complaining … I know I’m in the minority here in Kelowna where most people complain about snow, go south for the winter or otherwise “hang on” until the spring comes. I, on the other hand, love snow. I get excited about…

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A fleeting visit …

At the risk of sounding like an old person 😉 … but where has the summer gone?! It really only just started, with my June hike, the first motorhome trip, time in Winthrop, hiking Cathedral Pass and then the big trip to the Yukon. Catching up with family at my new nephew’s baptism in Germany,…

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A month of hiking …

As most of you know, I spent June 2016 hiking in the woods of Washington. Keyla and I started on the Pacific Crest Trail and also spent a lot of time in North Cascades National Park. Plans were made, plans were changed, and in the end, Keyla and I had the most amazing time hiking trails…

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More snow!

Very few things feel more rewarding than this hot cup of coffee after a climb to the top of Big White early in the morning.  Always before sunrise, always with the dog jumping around like crazy the whole time. Yes that makes it a bit tricky to ski down until I get enough speed going…

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Winthrop

 

Every visit to my favourite place, Winthrop, is a treat. But to spend a week in the Methow Valley means time to ski, fully recharge the system and clarity to focus on the important stuff. Yes it really does all that to me 🙂