I’d sent this to my girlfriend a while ago to explain some of the things that I wanted to get up to in the near future. Or, at least, some time in the future. I don’t want to call this a “bucket list” because I don’t like the idea of having a checklist and just numbly moving through the items on it. I prefer a framework for life oriented around getting to do fun things outside.
Regardless, here’s a partial list of trips I want to take/do.
–long long bike trip with surfboard down the Pacific Coast of the Americas. From BC to?
–Something in the Arctic involving both boats and walking. I’m thinking a couple of months kayaking around and backpacking across islands and dodging polar bears and hugging musk oxen.
–Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
–Kayak from Seattle to Skagway Alaska
–Explore the Brooks peninsula (no trails, but it looks beautiful and totally untouched)
–Traverse Strathcona park
–Do a major (two week) ski traverse in the Coast Range of BC.
–Canoe down the Stikine River (or the Spatsizi or both).
–Canoe down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson
Even shorter trips:
–Canoe the Nitinat lake route
–Hike the west coast trail
–Hike the Olympic Coastline (best yet would be to link the west coast trail, Juan de Fuca, and then the Olympics).
–Do a long traverse of the Olympic Mountains on or off trail (so many beautiful ridgelines in there)
–Hike/climb the Ptarmigan traverse in the North Cascades of Washington
–Fly into Nootka Island (or hesquiaht peninsula) and surf there for a week in October.
–Surf trip to Yakutat Alaska (more bear dodging)