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Alaska Highway/Liard Hot Springs – Winter 2012
Alaska Highway/Liard Hot Springs – Winter 2012

The Alaska Highway is arguably the most interesting built piece of the Northern Rockies.  I’ve had the opportunity to make a few runs as far as Liard Hot Springs (about 250km north of Fort Nelson) but didn’t have the time (or rationale) to run up to the Yukon border, which would involve another 250km.  Similar […]

Autumn 2012
Autumn 2012

It’s tough to take a good photo in Fort Nelson.  Picturesque is hardly a good description of anything within walking distance and one does need to get creative with angles to remove the ever present beer/pop cans that live on the sides of the road.  Or, in the case of the two below photographs, actually […]

A good library is essential for living near the top of British Columbia
A good library is essential for living near the top of British Columbia

I used to buy a lot of books.  Text books to cheezy Star Trek novels.  I had no qualms about dropping piles of dough on a trip to Chapters, Munro’s or Bolen’s when I was living in Victoria.  I had fun in used bookstores too.  Then I used to just wander into bookstores to look…or […]

Long Weekends in Fort Nelson
Long Weekends in Fort Nelson

“A guy in Fort Nelson without a truck is like a hipster in New York without a fixie”…how is either suppose to get around and look cool doing it? My old Dodge has been receiving some auto body TLC following a series of unfortunate vandal events a couple of months ago and I’ve been making […]

Flower Springs Lake–Northern Rockies
Flower Springs Lake–Northern Rockies

It’s possible that there may be a bounty of flowers in and around Flower Lake during certain times of the year, but I was not able to see too many.  A return in late September might be able to capture some of autumn colours, although I’m told that the change is often very rapid.  Flower […]

Sunset Smoke
Sunset Smoke

Shot near Mile 351 (Steamboat) on the Alaska Highway around 21:00, 19th of August.  It’s been a hot fire season this summer with a good number of blazes clearing out the forests in northeastern British Columbia. The smoke has cleared off this past week.

Baba Canyon–Northern Rockies
Baba Canyon–Northern Rockies

Approximately 10km west of Summit Lake at Mile 337 (610KM) is the short Baba Canyon day trek.    

Mt. St. Paul– Northern Rockies
Mt. St. Paul– Northern Rockies

On the northern edge of Stone Mountain Provincial Park, BC, just off Mile 392, Alaska Highway. It’s like Jasper/Banff…without the people. Cool Rocks Tasty water Lost erratics Limestone cap – 2100m – Flower Lake in the distance (Mt. St. George) Middle Earth I was out this way again today and almost killed myself on the […]

Pentax K-5
Pentax K-5

I mulled about this purchase for quite awhile.  The K-5 is probably the best DSLR produced by Pentax to date, and it caved in the competition when was first released.  It is a 2010 model though and part of me was desperately in love with the silver edition (why Pentax doesn’t make this absolutely gorgeous […]

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