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Giant via the Ridge Trail
A super-warm day, lots of fresh snow and racing clouds made for a pretty sweet ascent of Giant's scenic ridge trail.

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Calabogie Ice Climbing
A very pleasant intro to ice climbing for the 2016-2017 season at the crags at Calabogie. The ice was a bit thinner than usual but since we had the place mostly to ourselves, we had plenty of lines to climb.

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ACC Twilight Hike 3 - Wright Peak
Our third Alpine Club Twilight Hike outing - this time for sunrise, and this time to the open summit of Wright Peak. Cold, clear, far-ranging views.

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ACC Twilight Hike 2 - Cascade Mountain
Twilight Hike #2 - A beautiful undercast is the star of the show on the second Alpine Club twilight hike, to the top of Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks.

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ACC Twilight Hike - Jay Mountain
Twilight Hike #1 - I lead an Alpine Club outing to the open ridgeline of Jay Mountain - at sunset - to experience the wonder of twilight in the mountains.

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Fall Fiesta Trio - Silver Lake Mountain, The Crows, Baxter Mountain
A rapid and most colorful sampling of Adirondack fall foliage on three separate short hikes - all crammed ahead of an approaching bout of rainy weather.

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The King-King Hike - Gatineau Park
An easy and short morning team-building hike - Mackenzie King-themed - in Gatineau Park.

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Catfish Lake Canoe Loop - Algonquin Provincial Park
A exceptionally-perfect labour day long weekend sees us return to do the Cedar Lake - Catfish Lake canoe loop in northern Alqonquin Park. With an extra day to work with, we push the boundaries a bit, getting as far as Perley Lake on the upper Petawawa River.

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Pacific Crest Trail from Sonora Pass to Lake Latopie
An gentle half-day meander along an easy stretch of the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail from Sonora Pass to Latopie Lake.

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Mount Conness via East Ridge, Sierra Nevada
A class-3 mountaineering scramble up a 12,590-foot high peak of California's northern Sierra Nevada: Mt Conness via the East Ridge.

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San Francisco
A short image gallery of a few scenes taken in and around San Francisco in August of 2016, while on a trip for work.

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Simply Blue - The Journey Home
The story of the long and fitful journey to bring 'Simply Blue' - the new flagship of the Hanel-Dusablon fleet - to her new home port.

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Hey Hey, Haystack - Mount Haystack
Hey, look, Haystack! A climb up what I consider to be the Adirondack's most scenic mountain.

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Short and Steep - Catamount Mountain
Introducing work colleague Veetil and his new-to-mountains wife to the enjoyment of a hearty little scramble in the Adirondacks - Catamount Mountain.

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Goodnow Mountain Fire Tower Hike
An exploration of another short-but-good Adirondack hike - the climb to the excellent fire tower atop Goodnow Mountain.

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Arduous Allen
My first group hike with the Alpine Club of Canada is a relatively challenging one... a return to climb Mount Allen, one of the ADK 46's less attractive peaks.

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Forehead-Chin Loop - Mt Mansfield Ridge
A beautiful holiday Monday traverse of Vermont's Mount Mansfield - one of the Northeast's best places to experience extended open-alpine hiking.

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Whitney Canoe Loop - Algonquin Provincial Park
Shifty winds and changing conditions make for a strenuous 2016 season-opener canoe weekend in Algonquin Park.

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Middle Earth Meander - New Zealand 2016
Read the story of our journey to the island nation of New Zealand. A small but high-density destination, packed with all sorts of climate zones and landforms, we made the most of our time, enjoying the scenery on foot, on bicycle, by raft, by kayak, from the air, and by ferry. Even by luge kart!

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Spring Ice Climbing at Calabogie
A warm spring day on the ice at the cliffs of Calabogie. Roland's first leashless tool lead climb and Sara's excellent new $50 crampons.

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