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Outdoor Vancouver Newsletter 

October 27, 2022
Edition #117
In this issue:
  1. Best Fall Hikes
  2. Outdoor News
  3. Book of the Month

1. Fall Hiking Suggestions

After some extended summer weather, the rain is finally here. But that doesn't mean the fun has to stop.

Fall is the favourite hiking season for many. The annoying bugs are gone, the leaves are full of color, and the air is cool and crisp. The trails are often quieter than they are in the summer. All these reasons make the fall one of the best times to enjoy some time outside.

A few of our favourite fall hikes: You can also see a more extended list of autumn hiking options in our post for Picture Perfect Fall Hikes around Vancouver.

Before you set out, remember that as the temperature cools and the days become shorter, there are more risks involved in getting outdoors. As always, be safe! 

2. (Mostly) Local Outdoor News

1. Hiker was suffering 'severe effects' after eating wild mushrooms on B.C. trail, rescuers say. @CTV News
2. B.C. Search and Rescue warns hikers not to rely on hiking apps. @CityNews
3. North Shore Rescue cleared for night hoists. @NS News
4. Search and rescue crews warn fall hikers to be prepared. @Global
5. Cypress Mountain sues province to allow pay parking. @TriCity News
6. Accessible trail and picnic area added to popular West Van park. @NS News
7. Deep Cove's Quarry Rock Trail due to reopen in late autumn. @NS News
8. Lindeman Lake Trail getting upgrades to cope with Instagram fame. @FV Current
9. New route proposed for missing piece of the Sea to Sky Trail. @Pique
10. 2022 season sets BC Parks reservation record. @Castanet
11. Metro Vancouver's last remaining glacier is disappearing fast. @CBC
12. West Vancouver's Eagle Ridge wildfire 'human-caused'. @NS News
13. 'No one gets left behind,' SAR says as B.C. woman claims she was left by hiking group. @CityNews
14. Holiday 1909: photo journal gives snapshot of North Shore mountaineering. @NS News 

3. This One Wild Life: A Mother-Daughter Wilderness Memoir

Written by B.C. author Angie Abdou, This One Wild Life is a mother-daughter hiking memoir - at least on the surface. However, in addition to being a humorous narrative of her adventures in the wilderness with her young daughter, the book goes much deeper into Angie's relationships with family, sport, social media, nature and writing.

"This personal memoir of self-discovery tackles the problems of modern parenting in a digital age.

Disillusioned with overly competitive organized sports and concerned about her lively daughter’s growing shyness, author Angie Abdou sets herself a challenge: to hike a peak a week over the summer holidays with Katie. They will bond in nature and discover the glories of outdoor activity. What could go wrong? Well, among other things, it turns out that Angie loves hiking but Katie doesn’t.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply felt, This One Wild Life explores parenting and marriage in a summer of unexpected outcomes and growth for both mother and daughter."

Learn more about the book here.

We compile the books we feature every month in our Book Store.
Happy Halloween! Until next month!
  1. Rainbow Falls (Whistler)
  2. Murrin Park (Chilliwack)
  3. Flood Falls (Hope)
  4. Browse our trail database 
  1. Hiking Belcarra Bluffs
  2. Hiking the Mundy Park Trails
  3. Solo Stove Fire Pit Review
  4. Current Trail Closures
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