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Forum: Photography Talk   08-02-2006, 12:54 PM
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Posted By PGPete
Thanks for the kind words! Most of the black bear...

Thanks for the kind words! Most of the black bear with 2 cubs of the year photos were taken with my 300mm only (some with the 500mm only - none with extender). See the note above for the explanation....
Forum: Photography Talk   08-02-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By PGPete
The shots with the cute cubs of year are taken...

The shots with the cute cubs of year are taken this spring ... just by my property. I was fortunate to have this family hang out near my place for May & June. The sow was very tolerant, and I was...
Forum: Photography Talk   07-13-2006, 04:55 PM
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Posted By PGPete
Haven't been around here for awhile. Some nice...

Haven't been around here for awhile. Some nice photos listed here. I'm mostly into wildlife photography. Here's my website if you're bored at work for a few minutes: www.happyhoppy.ca
Forum: Washington State Hiking   07-12-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,891
Posted By PGPete
I believe the route that you're talking about...

I believe the route that you're talking about meets up with the North Boundary Trail in Jasper just west of Twin Tree Lake. From my topos (from memory) it looks like it's in the trees a lot. But I...
Forum: British Columbia   05-12-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,456
Posted By PGPete
Print out the colour picture to 11x17 (I have a...

Print out the colour picture to 11x17 (I have a colour copier at work and was able to do this quickly) ... this helps to view things a lot better.

Then look at the main track again a little more...
Forum: British Columbia   05-11-2005, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,456
Posted By PGPete
I've been following this thread because I've been...

I've been following this thread because I've been emailing with Deb recently on some bear questions she's had.

This is BC people! What are the odds of having a huge dog on the trail vs a black...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   12-23-2004, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,286
Posted By PGPete
Well, let me put it this way, it's a tough trail!...

Well, let me put it this way, it's a tough trail! But it's only about 10 kms to alpine.

The trail to Blueberry is steep & muddy for the first third, muddy & boggy for the middle third, and steep,...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   12-22-2004, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,286
Posted By PGPete
A very good route for solitude! Start on the...

A very good route for solitude!

Start on the Holmes forest service road about 10 kms east of McBride, BC. Take this road about 44 kms in, there is a trail that starts there (Blueberry Pass Trail)....
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   12-21-2004, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,342
Posted By PGPete
My wife & I both took a wilderness first aid...

My wife & I both took a wilderness first aid course several years ago.

We venture way out there at times ... been on a ten day fly-in to a remote section of the Arctic with just the two of us....
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   12-21-2004, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By PGPete
RE: Is there a Canadian equivalent to this park? ...

RE: Is there a Canadian equivalent to this park?

Ivvavik is the closest I think. It's the park in the upper northwest corner of the Yukon. Explore magazine did an article on it a few months...
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   12-20-2004, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By PGPete
Hi Calix, I'm not sure you really need to...

Hi Calix,

I'm not sure you really need to book with an adventure company. If you've been backpacking for several years, have taken a wilderness first aid course, and feel confident with being out...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2004, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,193
Posted By PGPete
The Dore valley has the following trails (there...

The Dore valley has the following trails (there may be more that I don't know about):
Eagle Creek Valley (left fork - has a cabin)
Caribou Lakes (left fork)
Kristi Glacier (middle fork)
Ozalenka...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2004, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,193
Posted By PGPete
There's a cabin on the Ozalenka Trail. It's run...

There's a cabin on the Ozalenka Trail. It's run by a McBride Group. There should be a number to contact somewhere in the Rambler's guidebook. This is the only other cabin (in addition to Eagle Creek)...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-13-2004, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,024
Posted By PGPete
This is the wrong place to ask about tropical...

This is the wrong place to ask about tropical conditions & equipment - you do realize it's mostly Canadians here right? In any event ... here's my two cents.

My wife & I use a Bibler Eldorado for...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-30-2004, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,499
Posted By PGPete
Torpy was a bust (grizzly wise) for my wife & I...

Torpy was a bust (grizzly wise) for my wife & I this year also. We went all the way out to the far peak (to the east) back in early July. Usually good for bears that direction - or at least some...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-29-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,499
Posted By PGPete
I live out at Ness Lake. This year has been very...

I live out at Ness Lake. This year has been very low for bears out there.

I've had the least amount of encounters in Eskers Park this year than any other year I've lived out there. Some years...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-10-2004, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,091
Posted By PGPete
Try a search for a climbing club in Prince...

Try a search for a climbing club in Prince George.

I'm not a climber, but know that some serious climbers live in PG.

Sir Alexander would be one of the peaks that any gung-ho climber in the...
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   07-23-2004, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,393
Posted By PGPete
I'm only really familar with Jasper NP - not...

I'm only really familar with Jasper NP - not Banff.

Along the parkway, there aren't a lot of great choices for just a one nighter - for alpine anyway. Unless you want to hoof it some big miles on...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-15-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,793
Posted By PGPete
Normal 2 or 3 nighter - standard three season...

Normal 2 or 3 nighter - standard three season conditions for Jasper and west to Prince George. Ready for sub-freezing temps pretty much anytime of the spring (mid April), summer, or early fall (into...
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   07-15-2004, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Posted By PGPete
That's pretty cool! I've seen a kermode bear...

That's pretty cool!

I've seen a kermode bear cub with it's mother (and black sibling) a couple of years ago. It was about 40 kms north of Kitwanga. Really neat to see! It sure throws you off when...
Forum: Other Regions Hiking   06-07-2004, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,527
Posted By PGPete
Denali is about a two day drive from Whitehorse...

Denali is about a two day drive from Whitehorse (& two days back). So that will eat a lot of vacation time.

Denali is a better park to hang around if you don't have your own transportation. But...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-07-2004, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,843
Posted By PGPete
Scary is what these guys are. There is an...

Scary is what these guys are.

There is an incredible amount of damage up here - literally everywhere in the central interior is getting hit. Sure makes a healthy forest look like crap in a big...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-01-2004, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By PGPete
The really only big difference for hikers between...

The really only big difference for hikers between Grizzlies & Black Bears is when you encounter them. Camping techniques are the same for both types of bears.

Black bears you should be making loud...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-28-2004, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By PGPete
Started out on the Fortress Lake trail to...

Started out on the Fortress Lake trail to Athabasca Crossing camp, and then went off-trail hiking along the Chaba River to the end of the gravel flats portion of the river. Goes about 10 kms past the...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-28-2004, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,840
Posted By PGPete
Way too many great days to count! Last...

Way too many great days to count!

Last August in the Gates of the Arctic seeing two grey wolves stalk a group of caribou was very special (not too mention the hundreds and hundreds of caribou...
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