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Cycle Touring
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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 6146
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 34768
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 17047
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 7026
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 8210
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 19548
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 21448
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 9394
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 13352
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 23681
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 5232
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 4066
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 5875
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 4303
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 4465

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