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mista fitz
04-26-2007, 03:14 PM
A few picture from a hike a couple days ago.

Up behind "Robert's Roost" looking southish, love the way the steam was
rising from the rocks, and the clouds ever changing with the wind:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/470154799_89868cf6b3.jpg


And another towards Nanaimo. The bright red shrub/tree is a Manzanita - a
lot like an arbutus, only more shrubbery (I said shrubbery):
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/470167334_6dbc16f4fb.jpg

Here's another more unobstructed view of Nanaimo - the island straight
ahead is Protection Island, Newcastle Island is just to the left of that:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/169/471308039_2a0561853c.jpg

Finally, here's a shot towards Departure Bay:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/225/470548702_ae00af8d8f_b.jpg

...and a map for those interested:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/232/470768028_e02b64be8b.jpg

Just another fun day in BC. (sorry, no trucks, I know)

Ugly
04-26-2007, 03:17 PM
Whoa mang, puuuuuuuuuuuuuuurdy :)

Big-Luke
04-26-2007, 03:21 PM
ah good old Nanaimo i was born there great place awsome hiking

Chody
04-26-2007, 07:47 PM
and for drinken fun and 442's

Taxidermy
04-26-2007, 08:19 PM
cool [36]

Zukbuilder
04-26-2007, 08:41 PM
Cool pics, How long did it take ya to get up there ??

Mudgirl
04-26-2007, 08:57 PM
great view!!

mista fitz
04-26-2007, 10:39 PM
@zukbuilder: 5 minute drive from my house, then about 45mins to an hour to the top... it's an easy 'after work' hike.

UU
04-27-2007, 07:17 AM
Those pics look really cool. I love the first one


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/178/470154799_89868cf6b3.jpg

Murd0c
04-27-2007, 08:11 AM
THE FIRST ONES AWEOMSE, always love your pics [cheers]

mista fitz
04-27-2007, 09:44 AM
thanks all - and hey - I see one of the pics at the top right of the forum - cool!

Honky
04-27-2007, 11:48 AM
I agree Walt that is wallpaper right there!!! Keep those pics coming Sean!!!!

jhunter
04-27-2007, 01:06 PM
looks nice, I have to agree with everyone that first pic is sweeeeeeeeet

mista fitz
04-27-2007, 01:38 PM
I agree Walt that is wallpaper right there!!! Keep those pics coming Sean!!!!

You can get fullsize ones here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fitzpics

lizard
04-27-2007, 03:37 PM
sean have u been to any of the caves on van island??

mista fitz
04-27-2007, 04:13 PM
not yet - but have heard Horne Lake Caves is the place to be... although the bigger ones you have to go on "guided tours"... or show them some sort of caving experience/certification

There are caves in Nanaimo.. but unfortunately.. most are old coal mines (not safe at all).

There were some cool massive sea caves up in San Josef Bay Area I went to last year: (you might have seen these already)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/62956482_cc3556945e_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/62954361_a10555dd9d_o.jpg

ri0
04-27-2007, 06:42 PM
looks awsome