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post #8 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2018, 12:53 PM
High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada.
Interest: general mountaineering/ hiking/ backpacking/ skiing/ kayaking
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Originally Posted by prother View Post
Regarding the naming of features, Mt Arrowsmith was named after Aaron Arrowsmith and his nephew, John Arrowsmith, two English cartographers.
It sounds like you have a deep knowledge of the Arrowsmith area - would you say that your knowledge of the First Nations + settler history adds to your own enjoyment of the place? Just curious - the more I learn about Squamish traditional territory, the more I feel connected to the places I have been exploring.

Yes, I spent over ten years working on Mt Arrowsmith to become a protected park and worked with Frist Nations. When the park dedication ceremony happened, the Hupacasath people wove a ribbon from cedar bark and gave me the honour of cutting it.
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