My Mission Statement !
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW What a Ride !
Kayaking up Indian Arm
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A bit about me.
I was born in Lethbridge Alberta and also spent some time in Calgary.
My grandfather used
to tell me tales of his exploits in the backcountry and was a true pioneer in Southern Alberta. Also at the same time (living
in my grandparents Rooming House) was a retired fellow that was with the R.C.M.P. only they didn’t call it that back
then. He told me he was in the North West Mounted Police.
With these two filling my head with stories of adventure, I couldn’t
wait to have some of my own.
We moved to the Coast when I was 12. We lived in Surrey for a few years while it was
still rural, and then moved to Burnaby where I basically grew up.
My parent’s idea of camping was to book a cabin
at Banff & my dad hiked from the house to the car, so I had to wait until I had wheels of my own before hitting the hills.
Thinking back, in between fast cars, bikes, boats, I always managed to find time for a hike in the woods.
for the largest soft drink manufacturer in the world as a Millwright & Power Engineer. The job is fast paced and at time
extremely stressful, so I find welcome relief in the warm embrace of the mountains. Being outdoors for me feels like my second
Other interests are , computers , mountain biking , in-line skating, cooking , photography ( S.L.R. & digital)
, reading --- when time allows , puttering in my flowers , I also fell in love with kayaking about 2 years ago
Here is a partial list of trails
& walks done;
||gain 1100m |
|Berg Lake (Robson)
|Bright Angel Trail
|Buntzen Lake Trail
|Gold Creek Falls
|High Falls Creek
||gain 440 m|
|Iceline Trail (Yoho)
|Rail Road Grade Trail ( Mt. Baker)
|Three Brothers Peak
|West Coast Trail
|Windy Joe Mountain
On my way up to The Lions.
Who says you have to be smelly on the trail. There are always places to shower :)