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Vanilla Leaf
While modern adventurers smear their skin with toxic chemicals to keep pesky bugs at bay, natives of the Pacific Northwest took a less carcinogous approach. The fresh-squeezed juice of common Vanilla Leaf was applied to fend off mosquitos and black flies. Dried leaves, smelling faintly of vanilla, were hung in bunches about the longhouse for the same purpose. A potion of boiled Vanilla Leaf was used to wash bedding to eliminate bed bugs and mites and as a hair treatment to fend off lice and fleas. Look for Vanilla Leaf at trailside in heavy forest wherever moisture accumulates.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Have Bike, Will Travel. Explore ten unique landscapes by bicycle on both sides of the border in the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands. Peddled out? Many of these rural roads can be explored on foot as well.
1 Cycle Touring Introduction Brian Grover 6897
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 37775
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 20203
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 8004
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 9244
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 21488
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 23753
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 10760
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 14985
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 26751
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 5777
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4520
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 6201
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4735
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4839

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