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Author: Jes Scott

I love being outdoors, especially in the mountains. I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.

A snowy hike in the Sooke Hills

I woke up this morning excited to go on a hike with new friends. It was snowing a little bit, but as usual for Victoria nothing was laying on the ground.  I didn’t even have to use a scraper on my windshield.

We drove thirty minutes out of town to the Sooke Hills and the landscape started changing quickly.  Snow snow snow!

I love being outdoors, especially in the mountains. I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.
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Snowshoe backpacking at Forbidden Plateau

Although Mt. Washington just got a huge dump of snow, the mountain was closed to most people few weeks ago. It as the perfect time to go on a shoeshoeing trip.  No skiiers or snowboarders!  Only the people who didn’t mind taking off their winter footwear and hiking through the dirt and ice could enjoy the mountain.

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Carrying our snow shoes over packed snow.

Out on the trails it was just us, a small group from the Victoria Outdoor Club, a large group of backpacking Boy Scouts and few families trying to build snow men.  We kept going past where the Boy Scouts set up for the night until we found with some snow that hadn’t melted or been compacted by hikers.  We then hopped off the main trail, put on our snow shoes for the first time, and went looking for a good camping spot.

I love being outdoors, especially in the mountains. I live on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada.
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