After a noisy night, Tim and I woke up in the Scottsdale desert surrounded by rain puddles. The storms that soaked California yesterday tore through Arizona. We were both woken up last night by a blinding flash of lightening that was followed within milliseconds by a loud crack of thunder. Judging by the time [...]
After a successful stint of “urban camping” in Seattle, we decided to see if Portland would be equally hospitable. Early Monday morning we drove downtown and found a parking lot close to a great coffee shop (Stumptown Coffee), the best deal of a burrito (kiosk on the corner – Bean & Cheese – $2.99) [...]
Mt. Rainier Panorama
After a week of the city, Tim and I were ready for a little backcountry camping. Our choice was one of the rainiest places in Washington – which is no small feat – Mount Rainier. Here an average of 83 inches of rain falls annually (Paradise Valley, inside the Park [...]
Friday night, 2 weeks from the day we’d sailed the Straits of Georgia to Nanaimo, Tim and I boarded the ferry in Victoria to head back to the States. We knew it was time to head home, but we were surprised by how reluctant we were to leave. From surfing to tea time, we’d [...]
After our days on the coast, Tim and I pointed Frank south to explore the backcountry of Vancouver Island. With no paved roads on the west side of the island, we took to the rough gravel logging roads and drove to Carmanah Valley.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Logging