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Forum: British Columbia   07-02-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,582
Posted By Shan
Great hike Karl!!! Absolutely breath taking...

Great hike Karl!!! Absolutely breath taking views, and lots of variation in terrian... starting from fun narrow trails, to bush-wacking through the Salmonberry, fun scrambles up the river, to the...
Forum: Sign Up Board and Events   06-29-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By Shan
I'm tagging allong with Deeks, so count me in! ...

I'm tagging allong with Deeks, so count me in! [8D]
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   06-28-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By Shan
LOL... you bet it is! [8D]

LOL... you bet it is! [8D]
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   06-28-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By Shan
Weather-wise, I'd highly recommend early...

Weather-wise, I'd highly recommend early September... that's been the nicest time I've been up there (much of the rest of the year, its one of the wettest and greyish places to visit). Later...
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   06-28-2007, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By Shan
LOL... totally different plant family though --...

LOL... totally different plant family though -- Gaultheria shallon (aka Salal)
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-28-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,492
Posted By Shan
Hi-Tech vs Lowa?

Ok, Meindl's (as I found out when going to AJ Brooks to get them modified) turn out are NOT going to work for me :(

The best fitting has now come down to A/B class of either leather-lined Lowa...
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   06-28-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By Shan
Hey, great area around Port Hardy! Though a lot...

Hey, great area around Port Hardy! Though a lot of the area around there is being activily logged. If you have the chance to see the old growth cedar forest while there, its absolutely worth it. ...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-27-2007, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,805
Posted By Shan
Cool! though I do love toys and "weapons", I just...

Cool! though I do love toys and "weapons", I just think of the all "te-he, oops!" that I've done with my caulks, bear bangers, and knives for collecting forest floor samples, and I realize that in...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   06-25-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,536
Posted By Shan
Cool!!! Never heard of the approach shoes, but...

Cool!!! Never heard of the approach shoes, but after Googling it, I think that'll have to be the next top toy on my list... they look like they'll be light enough to tack onto the back of my pack,...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   06-25-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,536
Posted By Shan
Yup, been doing that! LOL, in the last few...

Yup, been doing that! LOL, in the last few weeks, I've blown off over 4 days now and have probably tried on ever pair of hikers going... finally came down to a pair of Meindl's, that unfortunately...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-24-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,124
Posted By Shan
when to stretch out new leather boots?

I'm breaking in a new pair of B/C class Meindl's, that depth-wise have a high volume in the toe area. They are one of the widest fits as it is, yet I've been developing sore spots on the side of my...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   06-24-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,536
Posted By Shan
scrambling footwear

Before I start planning scrambling trips this summer, I was wondering what I should be keeping in mind for footwear -- what would be more recommended? a lighter pair of shoes for greater agility, or...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-22-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,754
Posted By Shan
I'm curious... this has been mentioned a few...

I'm curious... this has been mentioned a few times... when is this more an issue? is it more for the huge overnight backpacking type? The one I've got for the all day hiking is just a 30L and it...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-22-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,805
Posted By Shan
Working in a cougar's territory

I've looked at some of the other threads regarding cougars. One thing I was wondering, is if there is any advice regarding doing fieldwork in low visibility, often vegetation dense, old growth...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-18-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By Shan
Personal transmitters / locator beacons

Anyone know about and can give recommendations or an opinion regarding personal emergency transitters / locator beacons?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-18-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,754
Posted By Shan
Hey guys, thanks for the tips! definitely helpful...

Hey guys, thanks for the tips! definitely helpful ^_^
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-17-2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,754
Posted By Shan
lol... on the contrary... a leatherman is a...

lol... on the contrary... a leatherman is a girl's best friend! I totally love the two that I have -- there's always one stuffed in whatever bag I'm carying, and it comes in handy so many times,...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-17-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,754
Posted By Shan
I know what you mean! some of the stuff I've been...

I know what you mean! some of the stuff I've been finding here and there amoung different pharmacies (the antiseptic swabs I found at Shoppers Drug Mart)... but I can't find the wound cleaning pads...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-17-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,229
Posted By Shan
I've tried using some of the newer better models...

I've tried using some of the newer better models out where I do my research, but the problem I've run into is that under certain terain, geography, and vegetation cover, they can't lock onto the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-17-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,754
Posted By Shan
survival kit

The boy scout "be prepared" thing that I remember my dad saying when I was a kid has come back to haunt me now that I'm taking on all day hikes. (More so now, after a hiking partner and I almost...
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   06-15-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By Shan
Well, regarding the climbing part, hmm, yah can't...

Well, regarding the climbing part, hmm, yah can't dissagree with you there [8D]
... the other part? - nuh-uh! you're the one that started it [:p]
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   06-15-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By Shan
LOL... how'd this turn into a climbing thread?...

LOL... how'd this turn into a climbing thread? Lets stick to the original topic, and we can start a climbing topic under the proper forum category if you guys are interested ^_^
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   06-15-2007, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,229
Posted By Shan
Any recommendations for learning compass use?

Can anyone suggest a good way to learn how to use a compass properly and get the most out of it? (GPS cannot lock onto satelites where I'm working). Are there any good books or something?

The...
Forum: Photography Talk   06-15-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 65,802
Posted By Shan
yum yum!!! though I prefer white wine and pure...

yum yum!!! though I prefer white wine and pure heavy cream base :D
Forum: Seeking Hiking Partners   06-15-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,914
Posted By Shan
From my own experience, if there's too much of a...

From my own experience, if there's too much of a gap in prefered climbing level and ability often it just doesn't jive well, and advanced level by no means always imply better safety (infact, all the...
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