catching up

At the expense of having the time and energy to write about some of the outdoor adventures I’ve had recently, some new experiences helping out a couple different contractors doing some construction work have kept me busy. It’s been both enriching and exhausting at the same time.

With that said, I have managed to get out a few times and enjoy nature, so I’d like to share some of the experiences now.

June 1: I spent an afternoon hiking and ski-touring up on Hudson Bay Mountain. This has been the 2nd year in a row that I’ve been able to ski in June. My goal is to go at least once each month during the calendar year. Since I went once last September, only July and August remain to conquer this year.

June 12: The deeper into the summer I went, the more I had to hike up on dirt and rock before I got to the snow so I could ski. Here’s the view I was blessed to witness partway up the trail to the mountain.

July 2: This was the first year that I attended the annual Midsummer Music Festival at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition grounds. Over three days I had so much fun listening to and photographing the different musical acts that made the trip up to Smithers.

July 8: With a few clear days on both mine and my wife’s schedule, we took our son and made a trip to Terrace and Prince Rupert. Here’s a photograph I made at Exstew Falls which is about an hour west of Terrace. If you’re interested in the directions to the falls, let me know and I can send you a map.

July 17: After a day of hiking and skiing,on the way back to my car, I photographed another hiker availing himself of a newly installed piano. A group of enthusiastic musicians and artists recently collaborated on two public pianos placed in different locations around town. One is outside at the museum/art gallery on Main Street in downtown Smithers, and the other one is here on the prairie beneath Hudson Bay Mountain. 

In closing, if you’re interested in purchasing prints of any of the scenic photos here, just let me know.

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