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2015 PNW trip day 8: Vancouver to Nanaimo, BC

2015 PNW trip day 8: Vancouver to Nanaimo, BC

We ended our three-day stay in Vancouver with a walk among the trees—75 feet above ground. The Greenheart Canopy Walkway at the UBC Botanical Garden (UBCBG) is a series of suspension bridges that connect platforms attached to trees. The UBCBG website describes it like this:

The Greenheart...

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Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
New Fire Restrictions in the Lake Tahoe Basin

New Fire Restrictions in the Lake Tahoe Basin

The USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has issued the following fire restrictions. The restrictions are effective July 1, 2015, through the end of the official 2015 fire season. 1. No open fires, charcoal fires, stove fires, or...

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Woman on Water
Coasteering!

Jun 30, 2015
Coasteering!

My least favorite activity of being a kayak instructor and guide is schlepping kayaks.  This time of the year, I am schlepping boats most days.  When I have time to play, the last thing that I want to do is shlepp around a heavy kayak.  ...

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Jun 30, 2015


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2015 PNW trip day 7: Vancouver, BC

2015 PNW trip day 7: Vancouver, BC

My day began with a visit to the University of British Columbia (UBC) Botanical Garden. I got there right at 9:30am when the garden opens and for a few minutes I had fairly even lighting. It didn’t take long for the clouds to dissipate, though. Before I knew it, I had...

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Tahoe Truckee Outdoor
GoSnow App Will Socialize Skiers and Riders

GoSnow App Will Socialize Skiers and Riders

Screenshots by GoSnow.GoSnow is the first app for skiers and riders to meet up and plan trips. GoSnow was founded by a snowboarding Aussie named Sean Bellerby. Bellerby wants to inspire and connect skiers and riders worldwide to ride and experience mo...

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2015 PNW trip day 5-6: Vancouver, BC

2015 PNW trip day 5-6: Vancouver, BC

We’ve been in Vancouver, British Columbia for two days now, and it hasn’t been love at first sight. True, its location is stunning, as you can see below.

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But the city is very large, very crowded, and very noisy. In addition,...

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2015 PNW trip day 4: Seattle, WA

2015 PNW trip day 4: Seattle, WA

Day 4 of our summer trip was spent in Seattle. Even before we left our hotel by the airport we heard about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision ruling in favor of marriage equality. The rainbow flag was flying over the headquarters of Starbuck’s as we drove (or rather crept) by on...

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2015 PNW trip day 3: Tacoma, WA

2015 PNW trip day 3: Tacoma, WA

Day 3 of our 2015 Pacific Northwest road trip took us to Tacoma, Washington’s third largest city (after Seattle and Spokane). My personal highlight of our half-day visit was the garden of Peter Herpst, the Outlaw Gardener. Peter was gracious enough to show me around even though I...

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