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6 Jan 2014

Christmas on the big island of Hawaii

I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii but the timing was never right. This Christmas I just didn’t feel like trying to park at the mall, I delayed putting up the lights and just couldn’t bring myself
5 Nov 2013

Ground Search Team Leader Course – JIBC – Maple Ridge 2013

This past weekend I had the pleasure of completing the Ground Search Team Leader course as put on by the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Many thanks to Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue for providing their facility
29 Oct 2013

Rope Rescue Team Member Course – JIBC – Squamish 2013

This past weekend I successfully passed my Rope Rescue Team Member course in Squamish through the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC). As a member of Coquitlam Search & Rescue I am continually practising all the skills
29 Sep 2013

5 Peaks Trail Running Series – Hero to Zero

Over the years, I have really enjoy the 5 Peaks  Trail Running Series. It used to be one of the most well organized and enjoyable series. Even if I was to pick an individual race I would
17 Sep 2013

Bears and People

Watching a bear from our boat (a safe distance away). The other day I was driving up the road, coming back from a run at Minnekhada Park in Coquitlam, BC when I saw what I thought was
2 Sep 2013

Minnekhada Park – Upper Marsh Trail

Difficulty: Easy Distance: 5 KM Elevation Gain: 260 Metres Terrain: Mostly even and nicely maintained trail. 20% technical with roots and rocks. Some parts require a short scramble. I am lucky enough to live just 10 minutes
26 Aug 2013

Rope Rescue Training on Sumas Mountain Regional Park, Abbotsford

Today I attended the second Regional Rope Rescue Training Workshops at Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. I missed the first workshop but heard it was excellent so I made sure to get organized and cancel my previous
18 Aug 2013

Camping at Golden Ears Park

My idea of camping is hiking to an isolated destination to get away from the city and to see something spectacular such as a lake or waterfall and then to camp in that area for a night
10 Aug 2013

The 10 Essentials

As a Search & Rescue member I can say that most people who get into trouble in the back country do so as a result of a few bad decisions. These actions often appear small or even
5 Aug 2013

Critter Cove

Every year we make the trek from Port Coquitlam, BC (near Vancouver) over to Critter Cove to meet up with other family members and do four days of intense fishing. The trip there takes about a good