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Cycle-touring adventures, wilderness treks, and other long-winded ramblings of a hiking biking vagabond
Previous Journeys (1986-2009)
- self-propelled or with a largely self-propelled component -

(all trips were solo unless otherwise mentioned)

Longer Journeys

Late March to mid-October 2009: Walked 2600 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail between Mexico and Canada. See my journal at www.trailjournals.com/hikerbiker2009

March to October 2008: Cycled 13000 km across north america, from Victoria, B.C. to Anchor Point, Alaska, to Cape Spear, Newfoundland. See my journal at www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/roadtonowhere

June to November 2006: Cycled and wilderness backpacked from Nelson, BC to Mexico, following, more or less, the continental divide. See journal at www.trailjournals.com/hikerbiker

Red Rock Pass on the Continental Divide, west of Yellowstone

October 2004 to May 2005: Bushwalked and hitched my way around eastern Australia.

For a bit of a summary of my pre-2006 journeys see the about page of my 2006 trailjournal.

mid-May to mid-August 2003: Cycled from Nelson, BC following rivers in the Columbia and Fraser basin, and the Icefields Parkway in the canadian rocky mtns. See an account of the first 3 weeks of this journey at www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/kootenayriver2003

December 2001, January 2002: Cycled a loop through southeastern Arizona from Phoenix back to Phoenix, followed by a week of hiking in the Grand Canyon. Click here to view my Arizona Scrapbook.

Summer 2000:
June 2000: Cycled from Nelson, BC to the Pacific Ocean via the Kettle Valley RailTrail and various connecting roads.
July and August 2000: Cycled, with my friend Karen, from Prince Rupert, BC to Inuvik, NWT, the most northerly place in Canada accessible by road.
September 2000: Cycled from near Victoria, BC to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, then down the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver, BC, then to Osoyoos, in BC's southern Okanagon.

Summer 1992: Walked along the continental divide from the US border into the Teton Wilderness, south of Yellowstone.

Rest stop at Slag-a-melt Lake, Continental Divide Trail, Summer of 1992

Summer 1990: Walked along the continental divide from the US border to near Banff, Alberta.

Summer 1989: Walked across southern British Columbia, from near Tofino on Vancouver Island to the continental divide near Banff, Alberta.

Summer 1986: Walked (with some hitchhiking) from Port Angeles, Washington, along the coast and then into the Sierras of Northern California, finishing in the Trinity Alps.

A few shorter Journeys - less than three weeks - worth mentioning

June/July 2007: A long weekend spent cycling and hiking with my friend Karen in the Incomappleux Valley, an amazing and unfortunately threatened inland rainforest north of Nelson, BC. See journal at www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/incomappleux

August 2004: Cycled from Castle Junction (between Lake Louise and Banff in the Rockies) via Kananaskis and the Elk Valley back home to Nelson, BC.

July 2004: 2 1/2 weeks of backpacking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains from Lake Louise to south of Banff.

June 2003: 5 day backpack on the Juan de Fuca trail, along the west coast of southern Vancouver Island.

August 2001: 8 day backpack with Karen, over Jumbo pass into the east Kootenays then back to the west Kootenays via the Earl Grey trail.

Summer 1999: Backpacking trip with Karen to map a route along the ridgeline between West Arm Park and the Harrop/Procter area - I actually got paid for this one!

February 1995: Walked across the Cape in southern Baja, through the desert and the Laguna Mountains, from Todos Santos to Santiago, as part of a longer trip through Baja, Mexico.

Summer 1988: 2 week solo backpacking trip through the cascade mountains on both sides of the border (Canada/USA); 1 week backpack with a friend in the Stein Valley; and one week backpack with my father on the West Coast Trail (south to north).

copyright Alex M. Grove, 2007-2019


Alex's journals

December 2018 - present
the road to nowhere

Spring 2016
Arizona Trail / Grand Canyon

June 2015-Jan 2016
Pacific Coast Hike

Summer/Fall 2014
Oregon Coast Trail

Trans Canada Trail Section Hikes
2014    2016    2018

April 2012
Sunshine Coast

August 2011 - March 2012
From the Great White North to the Land of Fire; Part One

July 2010
Northbound Cascades

March-October 2009
Pacific Crest Trail

March-November 2008
East by Northwest

June-November 2006
Along the continental divide

May-August 2003
On the river's edge

Dec 2001-Jan 2002
Arizona Scrapbook

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