Apple season

Fall is in the air and so were a few apples the other day in Castlegar. Amy, Casey, myself and the dogs set off to brave the Selkirk College campus’ feral apple orchard. I say “brave” because there were certainly at least a few black bears napping in there somewhere. Poison Ivy was another hidden hazard. Anyway, my job was to climb up and shake the apples down to Amy and Casey. Nookers -not always the brightest of the bunch- adhered to her usual affinity for tennis balls or anything that looks like one. So far we’ve made applesauce and apple chips by using a great contraption that peels, cores and slices them all with a twist of the wrist.

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Posted on 09/26 at 08:37 PM | Comments

The Awakener

Here is a wild trail built by some forestry workers in nearby Castlegar, BC. Sort of an old-school style of mountain biking trail with its meticulously built-up components, this long singletrack is also fun for those who like to keep their wheels on the ground. As much as possible. With 200m-long sections of “skinnies” (log rides), sometimes you have no choice but to get up ride this stuff. Our friend Shane hit one of the long skinnies and Nelson tried a step-up, only to have his wheel fall off on the landing. But he made up for it with some big airs further down. It’s worth riding this test-piece if for no other reason than checking out the stunts.

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Posted on 09/26 at 08:27 PM | Comments

Killarney

Summer was in full swing when Casey, Amy and I set forth to Ontario to run a photo workshop but also to head out into the wilds of Killarney Provincial Park for a three-day canoe trip. It’s one thing that the West can’t hold a candle to: endless networks of lakes and paddling options, loon calls and insane campsites and swimming rocks. Casey had a great time- hopefully he’ll check out this blog one day so he can remember how fun it was.

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Posted on 09/20 at 06:50 AM | Comments

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