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Perhaps a Summit

Mount MacDonald

A few years ago, once at the col we had the choice to either head south or go north up to Mount Webb, since time would not allow us to bag both peaks. So while not exactly a new horizon, a climb to the summit of Mount MacDonald may definitely find a spot on next year’s todo list.

Summit Within Reach


One of the joys of climbing up mountain sides can be the lack of thinking. Other than watching your step, finding routes around or over obstacles and slogging ever upward, not much else occupies the mind other than the final destination: the summit and the feeling of accomplishment.

Sometimes happy is the absence of everyday worries.


Silvertip Mountain
Silvertip Mountain

Part of the Canadian Cascade Mountains, Silvertip sits about 25 kilometres north of the Washington/British Columbia border. Photo taken from Claimstake Mountain just south of Silverdaisy Mountain (just had to get another silver in there), both of which would be part of E.C. Manning Provincial Park  except for the pre-existing and still semi-operating copper mine.

Missing Bow

Left Behind
Left Behind

When I took this photo I was interested in Burrard Inlet with Crown Mountain looming in the distance and gave little interest to the ships moored in the outer harbour.  Only later did I realize I had lost half of this freighter as it sailed away west to the Pacific and ports unknown.


Leaning Left

Spring came early to Black Mountain this year, most years the boardwalks would still be covered with snow and the challenge would be to avoid postholing. But the ground remains sopping wet with long stretches of oozing mud ready to trap the unwary hiker. Not sure why part of the walk collapsed here, maybe one of the fat bears waddling off to hibernation last fall. Here your choice is to return downhill or hike 3 kilometres to Eagle Bluffs. Your choice.