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About admin

I would like to think of myself as a full time traveler. I have been retired since 2006 and in that time have traveled every winter for four to seven months. The months that I am “home”, are often also spent on the road, hiking or kayaking.
I hope to present a website that describes my travel along with my hiking and sea kayaking experiences.

SEVEN SUMMITS TRAIL

The Seven Summits Trail has achieved notoriety as the primo mountain bike ride – 31 kilometres along a high ridge at an elevation averaging 6500 feet. Surprisingly, not one of the seven summits is actually traversed on the trail, their … Continue reading

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CASCADE SUMMITS

CASCADE SUMMITS CYCLE – The Tour de Sweat   by Dave Grant  After talking about this ride for most of the spring, I posted this trip as an invitation to complete the 62 km cycle from Rossland to Christina Lake over … Continue reading

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MOUNT ST THOMAS

MOUNT ST THOMAS    2057m   6750′ This minor Rossland Range peak sits above Highway 3 and the KVR rail line where they turn from heading south to WWS. Location: Overlooks Hwy 3 about 6kms SSE of the Paulson Bridge. Difficulty: A1 … Continue reading

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GRANITE MOUNTAIN

GRANITE MOUNTAIN   2038m   6686′ One of the two mountains that make up the Red Mountain Resort ski area, it makes for a good early season hike with good road access. Unfortunately, almost all the hike is on a road.   Location: … Continue reading

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OLD PLANE CRASH SITE

Old Plane crash site Late in the morning of October 18th, 1947 a B25 Mitchell Bomber belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Force crashed into Plewman Basin. They were heading north and clipped the nearby ridge in poor weather. The plane carried 7 … Continue reading

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MOUNT ROBERTS

MOUNT ROBERTS   1995m   6545′  A Canadian flag is raised on the summit every Canada Day. This tradition was started on the Canadian Centenary in 1967 by Hutch Hutchinson and Leo Telfer. Mt Roberts has panoramic views of Rossland – but … Continue reading

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RECORD RIDGE TRAIL

This is a pleasant semi-developed trail close to the USA/Canada border that begins on the old Rossland to Christina Lake Cascade Highway and climbs up through treed areas to the southernmost portion of Record Ridge.  This is the southern terminus … Continue reading

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MOUNT JELDNESS

  FAILURE on MOUNT JELDNESS  1405m  4610′ At just 1405 metres, Mount Jeldness should pose no difficulty for some of the KMC’s most experienced peak baggers. After all, we had within our ranks people Hiking CAMP 2 “The Fortunate” Trips … Continue reading

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OLD GLORY TRAIL

OLD GLORY   2376m   7794′ This popular trail climbs the highest peak in the southwestern portion of the West Kootenay. From its alpine summit, views are all-encompassing. The trail features two alternate routes and so makes a pleasant day-trip loop.  Location: … Continue reading

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BULLDOG LOOKOUT

BULLDOG LOOKOUT    1397m   4583′ This abandoned fire lookout has a road to the top. From the KVR railbed, join the road at the south end of the tunnel. At one time this was rough 4WD access to Renata. The road … Continue reading

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