Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Province newspaper article on Strathcona Centennial Expedition

On Sunday July 25 I'll begin a hike in Vancouver Island's Strathcona Provincial Park as part of the Strathcona Centennial Expedition. Strathcona park was enacted after the minister of the environment of the time went on a six week trip to see the mountains of Vancouver Island's interior for himself. 2010 is the 100th anniversary of that trip and BC Parks turns 100 in 2011. I'm joining the expedition for fun and to write about it.

I'm doing the Crown Mountain portion, a week long overland hike including the summit of Crown Mountain 100 years to the day of the original first ascent.

I wrote an article previewing the four week reenactment for the The Province newspaper and will be covering the expedition in BC Magazine and hopefully elsewhere.