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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Hiking the Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC.

Posted on 1st August 2011 in adventure, nature, wandering

On June 4th, I headed out to Squamish for a late hike up the Stawamus Chief with my tripod, and some essentials for nutrients and hydration. I realized it was a late hike, and as I started, I was met by a few concerned faces and one man that actually stopped me and asked if I knew how long the hike was and that it would most likely be getting dark as I came down. I smiled and asked him if he had a great hike today, “Yes, I’ve done this before.”

I met a fellow from Germany visiting at the top, who couldn’t help himself but comment on my camera and was amazed that I would take a tripod up on such a hike, remarking that only somebody who was serious would do that. It made me feel a bit proud, I’ll admit. We hopped down the hill as the dusk settled on us and at the bottom we talked for a few minutes, but as you can see at the end, when I was getting into my car, it was dark out.

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Honeymoon Drive Hike with my Brother

Posted on 31st July 2011 in adventure, nature, wandering

Whilst on the family farm, my brother and I decided to take a hike up the old wagon trail to the grandmothers house. We came across a deer once, but I was to loud telling my dog to stay that I didn’t get a shot of it. Silly me, I know. But, it was a beautiful hike, and we only got rained on a little bit..near the end of the hike, which was refreshing.

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Mt. Fromme, Vancouver Hike

Posted on 3rd June 2011 in adventure, nature

Mt. Fromme is one of my favorite places to hike in Vancouver, North Vancouver to be exact. As you can see, the place is littered with downhill bike features for some crazy biking adventures.

I love the feeling of the woods in Vancouver, the needle covered forest floors and the moss everywhere, and the roots.. Yehp, love it.

The only thing I’m annoyed at myself is for not remembering the architects name (seen at the end), but I believe it was Ryan, or David. If you know him, please let me know. Also, if you bike these trails frequently, and do these features with ease, please contact me so I can come out with you and take some fotographs of you doing your stuff!

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