2018/11/18 – Up Kapoor with John

This was mostly about exploring stuff in the Kapoor area. It ended up being a reasonably short day, and we ran some serious distance down some un-explored tracks. Mt Lazar was our first goal, but a watershed gate ended that plan… May try again from nearer the start of Kapoor. Oh, and I ran through Oliphant on the way home, half looking for the Chris and his LIRC crowd.

2018/11/17 – Cowichan, Stoltz …

I buggered off with the big camera and a list of things I wanted to see/explore/photograph. I did see the sea lions in Cowichan Bay. The Holt main gate was closed, which cost me the better part of an hour (running south to it, then back north to go around it). I did cover the “new to me” roads between Skutz falls and Stoltz main, and mapped some new tracks.

2018/11/12 Looking for a Waterfall.

I’d seen a waterfall from across Muir valley many times. Last time I took a rough bearing and in combination with satellite imagery, I thought I could find it.
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2018/11/11 – Kapoor trails with Devon and James

This was mostly working on some new trails, but we did do some of Devon’s existing trail network. Also watch the remembrance day ceremony in Cobble Hill.

2018/11/04 – Rob, Dave, Dave, Shaun — Muir, Kirby, Muir, Tugwell Spur.

Rob was riding with some friends on the one day with good weather. I’d gotten the bike back together after some significant work (rings and valve seals). Let’s see if I get invited back :)

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20181019-22 “Winter camping” … Two climbs with James and David

Weather forecast looked good, so I tried to stir up a camping ride. I got a little more than I bargained for.

I ended up with two shots that will go into my “Good” collection. This was the Friday night sunset from the 1000m level on the side of Heather Mountain.
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2018/10/13 – Oliphant with James and Mike

A great ride around Oliphant, great weather, great route, and good company.

View of Shawnigan Lake from Mt Baldy
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2018/10/10 – Mt Wood/Oliphant with Bob

Bob wanted to get out and ride some dirt. Said he’d dropped his bike while riding solo and didn’t think he should be doing that (while solo — he is seventy).

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