Forests for the World, Prince George, BC

Posted on 22nd May 2016 in adventure, nature, wandering

In Prince George, there is a region of forests they’ve dedicatedly labelled: Forests for the World. I’ve linked there to the Tourism PG‘s website that explains it fairly effectively.

When I was living last in Prince George, out our back door were trails that led me through this land, or more technically, to this land. On days I was feeling particularly ambitious, I would hike all the way up past the University of Northern British Columbia to the officially designated trail system.

In the news the other day, a man was attacked by a black bear along these trails, and survived because of his valiant dog! And it’s true, there are animals a plenty there. I remember one morning taking my dog, Angus,¬†for a walk and we had an interesting encounter. There is a stretch along a path where there’s a big culvert separating two trails that go parallel. One the one path I walked, and on the other path was a mother moose and her little calf! I was happy it was blistering cold and by this time both Angus and I were b-lining it home as silently and quickly as possible. We would some mornings wake up and see that our composting buckets had been upturned by a bear at some point in the night. I remember one day my father and I cleaning muddy bear paw marks off the fence he had just built!

For this hike, I had a German Couchsurfer staying with me, and I took her up to see what the wilderness of Prince George, Northern BC was like.

A walk through Forests for the World by Ned Tobin in Prince George British Columbia Canada

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Beginning of Autumn in Prince George, BC, Canada

Posted on 22nd September 2013 in nature, wandering

There is something about Autumn that holds me tight [and the word autumn rather than fall]. Perhaps it’s the thought of losing all that has pleased me so throughout the summer. Perhaps it’s the delicate state of decay that captures [part] of the world. Perhaps it’s the colours, animating everything into a spectrum, not just greens.

Most likely it’s a combination.

I took my camera with me on my daily morning walk, and I found what I’d hoped to find.

The last flower is one of the remaining ones from my mothers garden.

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