Monthly Archives: January 2009

Dog Mountain 02/01/09

Michelle on Dog Mountain:
“We had become so accustomed to the -12 weather of December that we all felt like we were snowshoeing on a balmy summer day. However, it wasn’t so warm as to have any issues with melting snow dropping down off of tree branches (or anywhere else) along this heavily forested trail. Seymour was absolutely packed with all the powder it could hold – beautiful but easy to see why there have been prevalent avalanche conditions. The Seymour advisory signs were posted as “Moderate” risk. Ahmad may have liked my snowshoes’ rooster tail show, but John truly had the Cadillac of snowshoes. Great views, great company.”

Polar Bear kayak 01/01/09

Steve kayaking at the English Bay Polar Bear swim:
“This was my second annual call-out to kayak to English Bay to partake in the festivities of the Vancouver Polar Bear Swim. Bart from kayrak.ca (check it out!), the only other Wanderung member that ended up coming, made a last minute decision to register and go for a swim!

We were in good company despite rough conditions (wavy and windy), and our small numbers because we joined forces with the West Coast Paddlers, and other local kayak personalities such as one of the owners of Delta Kayaks. It was great to see other Wanderung members on the beach, but a bit problematic pushing our boats through the crowds to launch again. In our yellow and orange safety gear, people continually asked for help and directions, they assumed we were lifeguards or something.”

Other paddlers.