I spent much of the winter months making attempts on trees, and then an attempt on a book proposal! I went underground a bit while I focused on writing. In recent months, I’ve been hitting the trail pretty hard, trying to find some Champion trees to post about here. Some of the access trails are still closed for the season, so I have been exploring more local trails, like the Temple of Time hike on lower Seymour. The Temple of Time hike was created by the Western Canada Wilderness Committee, I believe in the 1990s, and brings the hiker to several notable old-growth trees.
In April, I was thrilled to write a guest blog post for the Sierra Club BC about my project. I also participated in the Arborium Symposium at the PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Today I was quoted in a tremendous Tyee article about preserving BC’s forests.
I’ll be back very soon with more longform tree posts. In the meantime, please check out my Instagram feed, where I’m more active in posting about attempts, and hikes that are not in pursuit of Champions.
Photos credit: Stephen Hui.