Hittin' the Trails
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Abbotsford, BC
Interest: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Reading
New to BC, Former Hiker returning
Hello all! My name is Grant and I have recently moved to BC from the UK. Now I have moved to this beautiful area I have decided I would kind of like to be reunited with my former love of hiking. I have many hiking days under my belt, but haven't been actively hiking in a few years. What better place is there to start again?
Pretty much all of my hiking experience is UK based, but I am now looking for pointers and advice on hiking in BC, as well as getting to know like minded people. The main differences I am concerned about is obviously wildlife. We don't have too many animals in the UK that you could have a potentially dangerous encounter with, apart from the occasional cow trampling, but I know how to negotiate cows. Reading another introductory thread I have seen that there are free courses on bears offered by MEC and I intend to take one as soon as I can.
This looks like a great community here, I hope I can be a useful contributor!
My rucksack has oft been me pillow, The heather has oft been me bed, And sooner than part from the mountains, I think I would rather be dead - Ewan MacColl, The Manchester Rambler