Tugwell, through to Muir and out. Includes the Tugwell spur alternate track by Bass Lake. Stopped on Muir East to visit the waterfall, which was interesting due to a good five or six inches of heavy snow. Water levels were quite low.Continue reading “2020/01/30 – Tugwell Loop with Chris and co, Snow! (video)”
Cold and clear. Was a frosty morning and I was fighting computers/hard drives so start got delayed to 11 (and I was still late). With the limited daylight it made for a short day.Continue reading “2021/01/23 – Sooke to Shawnigan with James and Rob”
Chris brought a work friend of his out on a West Sooke ride. The “goal” was to get to the Matterhorn (surprisingly easy, they’ve re-opened that track).Continue reading “2021/01/17 – Ride with Chris (and Todd, and others) in West Sooke.”
Rob T ride up to Skutz falls (from burnt bridge) and then whatever…
“Whatever” basically was a run down Skutz Falls main (with a detour via the base of the powerlines) to Holt. Holt to Wild Deer, and then it got fuzzy and side tracked. Was supposed to be over Eagle Heights to Riverside, but ended up being an attempt for Louis lake. But there were so many trees down on the track that we were happy just to get out without having to backtrack. Exit was basically down the main access to Louis lake and out the holt main gate.
I have gpx, maybe video, to come. (and yes, it’s been a bit of a break over the holidays.)
I need a place to store ride ideas. This is mostly places that I haven’t ridden yet.
Plan was a short easy run through Oliphant.
Plan morphed a bit as always. James wanted to scout for a connection between the Skylar entrance and the Old Baldy trails. He’d been up that way with Taylor and it was expert only. The idea was to find an easier route.
Anyhow, a slip while scouting (with hatchet in hand) made for a cut finger and shortened the day a bit. We did re-visit the A frame, and watched the ravens playing on the way out.
So that’s twice in recent times that I’ve ridden back down the malahat with someone heading to VGH emergency. Although in this case, I think James figured it was doing well enough to skip getting a couple stitches. I’m hoping this isn’t an “in three’s” example :(
(I did have a minor incident with a table saw just before the next blog entry, let’s hope that was #3 of 3.)
Vaguely this was supposed to be a ride with a bit of a hike to the Mt Demers summit/tower/helipad…Continue reading “2020/12/12 – sun dash – via SJA with James”
A low distance, relatively easy ride, which included both a short hike, and some trail work.
Two shorter days of riding up near Oliphant lake.Continue reading “2020/11/28 & 29 Oliphant x 2 and “snap””
We got a good (extra) seven months, but she was “walking wounded” at the end. Open wounds in both shoulders and raw flesh on her right belly.Continue reading “2020/11/23 – Had to put Holly down. (RIP, Aug 2008 – Nov 2020)”