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The Robson Finale and Returning Home

What I forgot we did around the tail end of our stint in the Clearwater: HORSE-BACK RIDING!!! Jenna, Mary, and I went for an afternoon trail ride with the coolest guy: Clayton, and his horses Fox, Steel, Coco, and Kelly! What a fun time! Here are a couple choice...

B’s, Be’s, and Bees.

At the Grande Cache Visitor’s Center, among the maps and directions I asked for, I also picked up this book: Mountain Weather: Backcountry Forecasting and Weather Safety for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, and Snowboarders (2007). Among the first of...

“Damn, this is a straight highway!”

That was Mary’s comment on the road immediately outside of Valemount, heading to Mt. Robson Provincial Park, where we have been camping for the past almost-week. We made the drive from Grande Cache safely down, after a brief stopover in Edson, to return our...

A Series of Short Flashbacks!

This is another cast back over the past three weeks as there were too many good things to skip. In this post, we look at a few of the highs and lows. In the first post we covered the helicopter hover exit training, and we covered the giant elk. We covered the rain,...

MLP 2012 Crew 101

This year’s crew sees Jenna Falk, Heike Lettrari, and Mary Sanseverino in the field!  Jenna Falk is a Master’s student in Environmental Studies and the crew leader for this year.  Growing up in Kitchener, Ontario, she’s traded maple syrup for ocean...

Better Late Than Never

The return to Victoria, at the end of the summer field season, is always a bit of a whirl-wind.  This year was no exception.  I wouldn’t have guessed, however, that it would take four months before I found time to pull together a summary post.  Remembering them now,...

Mt. Robson and Home

I couldn’t leave this season’s blog without an update on our trip to repeat some images from Wheeler’s 1911 survey of Mt Robson Provincial Park. Stuart and I were joined by Chris Gat, Jenna Falk, and Claire Higgs for a 5 day, 75 km backcountry trip up the Berg...