First of all, I’m honoured that the book will open with a foreword by T’uy’t’tanat—Cease Wyss. Cease (who identifies as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh/Stó:lō/Métis/Hawaiian/Swiss) is an interdisciplinary artist and a Coast Salish ethnobotanist. She recently has returned to a textile arts practice through learning Coast Salish weaving techniques in wool and cedar. Cease is a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast and lives in East Vancouver. Basically, she’s amazing.
When asked to contribute a section on outdoor safety, Michael Coyle readily agreed. Perhaps you’ve seen Michael quoted in various news stories as a search and rescue manager with Coquitlam Search and Rescue. The volunteer-run SAR team is responsible for the area bounded by Indian Arm on the west, Pitt Lake on the east, Garibaldi Provincial Park to the north, and the Fraser River to the south. Michael also regularly shares his thoughts on SAR issues on his blog, Oplopanax Horridus. Continue reading “Meet 105 Hikes’ cast of contributors”→
Like many hikers in the Vancouver area, I grew up pouring over 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia by Mary and David Macaree. As a teenager, the fourth edition of the classic guide, which dates back to 1973, was my favourite book of any genre.
In 2008, I was thrilled to interview Jack Bryceland — who took over from the Macarees as of the fifth edition — for the Georgia Straight newspaper in advance of the sixth edition’s release. 2018 will mark 10 years since the publication of that last edition.