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Hiking
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Cycle Touring
Weekend Getaways
Horseback Riding
Whale Watching
Bird Watching
Salmon Watching
Cave Exploring
River Rafting
Sea Kayaking
Canoeing
Appendix: Getting There
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Seasons in the Sun
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Krumholtz
Trees clustered together in the sub alpine stand a much better chance of surviving the harsh conditions. Called krumholtz, these tree islands are miniature ecosystems unto themselves, providing mutual protection against the elements while acting as a catch basin for moisture. A krumholtz provides habitat for lesser plant species as well as insects, birds and mammals big and small. Usually trees in the krumholtz, German for "crooked wood," are old if not ancient, stunted by a short growing season, harsh weather and a paucity of nutrient-rich soil. Branches tend to flourish on the downwind side only.
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.
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1 Cycle Touring Introduction Brian Grover 6785
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 37476
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 19928
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 7914
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 9149
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 21308
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 23475
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 10647
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 14816
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 26468
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 5723
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4475
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 6163
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4696
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4792
 

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