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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
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Appendix: Getting There
Ramblings
Seasons in the Sun
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Fireweed
Gashes in the forest caused by fire, blowdown or human intrusion are quickly filled in by pioneer species such as fireweed or salal. Quick growing red alder and maple soon take over, being themselves supplanted in turn by Douglas fir once soil has stabilized. Eventually shade tolerant climax species such as western red cedar and western hemlock will come to dominate. The whole process can take centuries if not millennia. Immature fireweed plants can be cooked whole like broccoli while the young leaves can be used as salad greens. Fireweed is high in both beta-carotene and vitamin C. During pre-contact times fireweed seed fluffs found utility as pillow stuffing.
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 4754
2 Gabriola Island Brian Grover 30520
3 The Gulf Islands Galiano Island Brian Grover 12863
4 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bodega Ridge Brian Grover 5277
5 Galiano Island Hiking Trails - Bluffs Park Brian Grover 6484
6 Galiano Island Hiking Trails- Mount Galiano Brian Grover 13861
7 The Gulf Islands-Mayne Island Brian Grover 14555
8 The Gulf Islands- Pender Island Brian Grover 6637
9 The Gulf Islands - Saltspring Island Brian Grover 9461
10 The Gulf Islands-Saturna Island Brian Grover 17828
11 San Juan Islands - Introduction & Access Brian Grover 3960
12 San Juan Islands-Lopez Island Brian Grover 3369
13 San Juan Islands-Shaw Island Brian Grover 4848
14 San Juan Islands-Orcas Island Brian Grover 3542
15 San Juan Islands- San Juan Island Brian Grover 3580
 

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