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🔍Read Full ArticleSkip Mountain

Skip Mountain

🕔Nov 06, 2017

Skip Mountain is a great accessible scramble between Prince Rupert and Terrace.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMount Hays

Mount Hays

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 01, 2017

Prince Rupert’s resident mountain. Words by Matt Simmons & map by Morgan Hite

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🔍Read Full ArticleBlue Geranium: Trails and Pipelines

Blue Geranium: Trails and Pipelines

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Feb 27, 2017

A different approach to backcountry exploration

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🔍Read Full ArticleEquity Ice Falls

Equity Ice Falls

👤Jonathan Van Barneveld 🕔Nov 25, 2016

A short hike to an impressive display of winter’s majesty

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🔍Read Full ArticleStory Lookout

Story Lookout

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Oct 03, 2016

From illegal-burning lookout to dandy day-hike destination

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🔍Read Full ArticleMcDonell Lake Trail

McDonell Lake Trail

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Aug 01, 2016

The McDonell Lake Trail is an old horse-packing route that historically began at the lake, opposite Copper River Ranch.

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🔍Read Full ArticleOpal ridge: No semi-precious stones, but still a hidden gem

Opal ridge: No semi-precious stones, but still a hidden gem

👤Morgan Hite 🕔May 31, 2016

The valley of Silvern Creek cuts deliciously into the heart of a mountain knot just west of Smithers

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🔍Read Full ArticleSuskwa Crossing:  A bridge made of telegraph wire

Suskwa Crossing:  A bridge made of telegraph wire

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Mar 30, 2016

If you go down to the Suskwa River where it passes through a tight canyon some four and a half kilometres above its confluence with the Bulkley, you will discover the remains of a very old bridge, an airy span built from nothing but telegraph wire and wood.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSilverking Basin: Winter cabin in the mountains

Silverking Basin: Winter cabin in the mountains

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Nov 24, 2015

One of the most popular summer hikes near Smithers is the Silverking Basin.

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🔍Read Full ArticleHankin Lookout Cabin Sleeping in the sky Morgan Hite

Hankin Lookout Cabin Sleeping in the sky Morgan Hite

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Oct 09, 2015

A boxy, renovated two-story fire lookout sticks up on a knob on the north side of Hankin Peak, with fine views of Rocky Ridge and the Kitseguecla River valley, as well as Ashman Ridge and Paleo Peak to the west.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSeaton Ridge trail:  A high lookout upon many ranges

Seaton Ridge trail:  A high lookout upon many ranges

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Jul 31, 2015

As you drive into Moricetown from the south you can’t help but notice the prominent peak that seems to stand just behind the town.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMoonlight Mountain:  A place for telling seasons

Moonlight Mountain:  A place for telling seasons

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Jun 01, 2015

The alpine ridge that I was introduced to as “Moonlight Mountain” is a spur of the larger Kispiox Mountain, an arm flung out first north and then northwest to enclose the headwaters of one of the tributaries of Moonlit Creek.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Ancient Forest—A walk through BC’S hidden treasure

The Ancient Forest—A walk through BC’S hidden treasure

👤Nowell Senior 🕔Mar 27, 2015

The Ancient Forest is located 113 km east of Prince George off Highway 16, in one of the upper Fraser River Valley’s few remaining antique stands of western red cedar.

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🔍Read Full ArticleAtop the  Telkwa Alps

Atop the Telkwa Alps

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Nov 26, 2014

I remember someone in the last 10 years proposing that the hills rising to the east of Tyhee Lake be re-named the “Telkwa Alps.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleCranbrook Hill Greenway: Prince George’s greener transportation corridor

Cranbrook Hill Greenway: Prince George’s greener transportation corridor

👤Nancy Alexander 🕔Oct 09, 2014

Greenways—a vegetation belt intended to maintain foliage while encouraging pedestrian use—are increasingly common in urban areas.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSkilokis Ridge: Stairway to heaven

Skilokis Ridge: Stairway to heaven

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Aug 04, 2014

Skilokis Ridge is a remarkable trail that makes the claim to having you above treeline—on a spur of Blunt Mountain—in 30 minutes.

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🔍Read Full ArticleNaydeena Mountain stunning views from “standing up alone”

Naydeena Mountain stunning views from “standing up alone”

👤Morgan Hite 🕔May 30, 2014

Nadina Mountain Provincial Park south of Houston is large, hard to access, little-visited, non-motorized and has no facilities—but what a spectacular peak!

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🔍Read Full ArticleSeymour Ridge Trails

Seymour Ridge Trails

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Apr 04, 2014

This is a wonderful set of trails that melt out early.

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🔍Read Full ArticleCanyon Creek—Groomed trails, tree skiing, and alpine meadows

Canyon Creek—Groomed trails, tree skiing, and alpine meadows

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Nov 25, 2013

Canyon Creek Cross-Country Ski Area is about 25 minutes from Smithers up Babine Lake Road.

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🔍Read Full ArticleForests for the World: A bit of Nature, nestled in a northern city

Forests for the World: A bit of Nature, nestled in a northern city

👤Nancy Alexander 🕔Oct 02, 2013

Forests for the World is a tiny bit of wilderness park embedded in the city of Prince George.

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🔍Read Full ArticleJuniper Creek and the Red Rose Mine

Juniper Creek and the Red Rose Mine

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Aug 01, 2013

Once upon a time the old road up Juniper Creek was the main highway to a working mine situated in extreme conditions.

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🔍Read Full ArticleWhere do I Find a Trail Map?

Where do I Find a Trail Map?

👤Morgan Hite 🕔May 31, 2013

Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer a paper map.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMcGillivray’s Map

McGillivray’s Map

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Mar 29, 2013

Simon McGillivray, a trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company, was the first outsider ever to visit “the Forks,” the place where the Skeena and Bulkley rivers join, and later the site of the town of Hazelton

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🔍Read Full ArticleA Graphical Guide to Joe L’Orsa’s ‘History of the Babines’

A Graphical Guide to Joe L’Orsa’s ‘History of the Babines’

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Dec 01, 2012

In 1990, Joe L’Orsa wrote a 29-page typed manuscript detailing the “History of The Babine Mountains Recreation Area.”

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🔍Read Full ArticleGanokwa Canyon Trail

Ganokwa Canyon Trail

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Oct 01, 2012

Many people were concerned about my publicizing this trail, so let me lead off by explaining why. The Ganokwa Canyon Trail goes into a zone of highly valuable habitat for mountain goats.

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🔍Read Full ArticleTake a Walk on the Hat: A bit of Bulkley Valley history

Take a Walk on the Hat: A bit of Bulkley Valley history

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Aug 01, 2012

It seems that a regular theme of conversation among parents is what hikes they are now able to make with their children.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Silvern Lakes

The Silvern Lakes

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Jun 01, 2012

This is an intriguing trail that takes one deep into the area behind (that is, to the west of) Hudson Bay Mountain near Smithers.

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🔍Read Full ArticleChina Nose: Northern BC’s Yellowstone

China Nose: Northern BC’s Yellowstone

👤Morgan Hite 🕔Apr 01, 2012

This is a stunning summit reached by an easy trail. China Nose is a remnant of a massive lava flow, rising gently from a forested south end to a shocking and exciting 400-metre cliff at its north end.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSeeking Robinson Ridge

Seeking Robinson Ridge

👤Katherine Bell 🕔Feb 01, 2012

A plywood cabin tucked above an alpine lake sheltered by Robinson Ridge lures me away from the warmth of my home and laughter of my family. I gather my gear. My dogs wiggle, their noses nudge. I leave Terrace and drive south along Highway 37 towards Kitimat. The dogs’ noses press against one window and then the next, in anticipation. South of Hirsch Creek Bridge—57.5 km from Terrace and just one-half km before Kitimat—I take the first left onto Forest Avenue.

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