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Forum: British Columbia   09-25-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,747
Posted By mad owl woman
Impressive trip and report :) Pfft -...

Impressive trip and report :)



Pfft - whiners!
Forum: British Columbia   10-18-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By mad owl woman
I've always enjoyed random wanderings around the...

I've always enjoyed random wanderings around the top of Grouse after a hike up.

Re: the pipe, I assume it's carrying water from Kennedy Lake, but would be curious to know the answer.
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   10-12-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,057
Posted By mad owl woman
A hiking llama would be awesome. Not realistic...

A hiking llama would be awesome. Not realistic for me, but I hope he finds a good home!
Forum: Park Closures, Avalanche Advisories, Road Reports   10-05-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,502
Posted By mad owl woman
I keep forgetting that Tenquille isn't a...

I keep forgetting that Tenquille isn't a provincial park.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   10-04-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By mad owl woman
There's good stuff at both ends of the trail; if...

There's good stuff at both ends of the trail; if you end up hiking the south (east?) end, you should at least drive to Botanical Beach and see it, preferably at low tide.

If you're not totally...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   09-11-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,985
Posted By mad owl woman
Hmm, that may be worth checking out. ...

Hmm, that may be worth checking out.



I'm not sure how their parents would feel about that :laugh:
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   09-11-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,985
Posted By mad owl woman
When my grandparents were still alive, they used...

When my grandparents were still alive, they used to drive around BC with a camper on their pickup truck and set up in various favourite camp spots, and my grandma would brew her own beer in the...
Forum: British Columbia   09-11-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,912
Posted By mad owl woman
That's such a gorgeous area; thanks for sharing!

That's such a gorgeous area; thanks for sharing!
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-07-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By mad owl woman
Interesting route idea. I think I've admired that...

Interesting route idea. I think I've admired that tarn from above as a possible place to camp - was there flat ground that wasn't too boggy nearby?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-07-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,800
Posted By mad owl woman
I've found the footprint from an old tent to be a...

I've found the footprint from an old tent to be a handy component when improvising shelter. It's about the right size and helps keep moisture from creeping up.
Forum: British Columbia   08-28-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,607
Posted By mad owl woman
Not too shabby!

Not too shabby!
Forum: Other regions   08-22-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By mad owl woman
Muy bien :nerd: cheese, crackers and scotch...

Muy bien :nerd:

cheese, crackers and scotch = dinner of champions; I see nothing wrong with this nutritionally.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-18-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,811
Posted By mad owl woman
I'd like to see the tracks - or more...

I'd like to see the tracks - or more specifically, the grade - sanctioned as a hiking trail too, since both the VIST and TCT have a big gap between Victoria and Shawnigan Lake that no one wants to...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-16-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,811
Posted By mad owl woman
I had some time to kill and have been meaning to...

I had some time to kill and have been meaning to check out the tracks as they head North from Langford.

1. The "active railway" sign is also crudely painted here. I did encounter a couple of...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-16-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,811
Posted By mad owl woman
Gonna say a few hail marys and try to get pics...

Gonna say a few hail marys and try to get pics from phone to forum....
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-22-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By mad owl woman
Yeah, I was pretty impressed with that diet too,...

Yeah, I was pretty impressed with that diet too, it's certainly the most efficient (large quantities/few ingredients). It kind of reminds me of the mountaineering diet prescribed by Japhy Ryder in...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   04-19-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,811
Posted By mad owl woman
I've thought about it, but haven't done it so...

I've thought about it, but haven't done it so can't offer any suggestions re: places to stop.

I would use the Cowichan Valley Trail for the portions that made sense. If not, a sidetrip to Kinsol...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-19-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By mad owl woman
When I was busing around Ireland, I used to buy...

When I was busing around Ireland, I used to buy tubs of blended butter/olive oil, which was great for both frying and spreading on bread. Wish I could find that here.

Solo75 - that's a lot of good...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-19-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By mad owl woman
Well, tonight I did a 12 km walk/run towards the...

Well, tonight I did a 12 km walk/run towards the ferry terminal, now I'm re-fueling with cheese toast and beer. I'll let y'all know how that works out...

I'm working towards forced march...and...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-18-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By mad owl woman
I've considered the all-butter diet too! Maybe...

I've considered the all-butter diet too! Maybe with some bacon thrown in;) for variety
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-18-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By mad owl woman
For my original question - the hypothetical...

For my original question - the hypothetical minimum - I came up with these numbers:

For a 3000 calorie/day diet with the following split:
50% carbs --> 375g
30% fat --> 100g
20% protein -->...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-18-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,569
Posted By mad owl woman
Backpacking food: weight vs nutrition

I was trying to figure out the theoretical minimum weight for backpacking/thru hiking food, an interesting problem that seems like it could be solved with information. The internet is usually good...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-07-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By mad owl woman
I had one of these for a long time: ...

I had one of these for a long time:

http://www.mec.ca/product/5015-248/survive-outdoors-longer-thermal-bivy-sack/?f=10+51340

and I liked it so much that when it started flaking apart (it got a...
Forum: Hiking with man's best friend (Dog trails & talk)   04-04-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 869
Posted By mad owl woman
Wee doggie lost, Squamish

Friend of a friend!

Hi everyone, PLEASE SHARE THIS POST, it has worked for me before and I really hope it will again,
Last night tucker our little pup went missing while I was camping out in the...
Forum: British Columbia   03-08-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,768
Posted By mad owl woman
Hey Keef! Recounting the story to a couple...

Hey Keef!

Recounting the story to a couple of people, I mentioned that I'd had a worse bear encounter, because during that Flora incident we didn't have any time to think and just had to react....
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