Hawaii – Haleakalā & King’s Highway

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To see the sunrise from the top of Haleakalā (“House of the Sun”), we started driving up along Crater Road (Route 378) in the upcountry region at 5am, it was pitch black as we navigate along the 22 miles course towards the summit. Occasionally we can see other cars’ headlights snaking along the curves. Here is a view from Puʻu …

SamHawaii – Haleakalā & King’s Highway

Hawaii – Road to Hāna & Back Side of Haleakalā

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The next day, after the loop along the Honoapiilani Highway, we headed towards the Eastern tip of Maui. We embarked onto Hwy 36 – Road to Hāna, through lush, tropical rainforest. Starting from Paia, the distance to Hana is about 42miles (68km) with approximately 620 curves and crosses over 59 bridges – 46 of which are only one-lane wide. Being …

SamHawaii – Road to Hāna & Back Side of Haleakalā

Hawaii – Arriving in Maui

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Leaving Friday evening from Toronto, we arrived at midnight in LA for a 10hr layover. Coincidentally it was Linda’s birthday so we went for Korean food and then over to their place which turned it into one of the best layovers ever! After 28hrs, we finally have a glimpse of the turquoise waters lapping the Maui shores. A bit tired …

SamHawaii – Arriving in Maui

Snowplate 2014 – Forest Whales

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Just got back from Snowplate, a 2-day outdoor Ultimate Frisbee Tournament situated in Sudbury, ON. In 2012 we were the Flick of Seagulls. In 2013, Carmen & I couldn’t go due to frost bite on her toes while snowshoeing in the Adirondacks region. Yikes. This year we were able to join the epic team of the Forest Whales! Leaving after …

SamSnowplate 2014 – Forest Whales

Canoe Trip in Massasauga Provincial Park

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A few weeks ago Ludwik, Angela, Carmen & I went on a 3 day back country canoe trip. Massasauga Provincial Park is located near Perry Sound and all the sites are only accessible via boat access. We had to rent the canoes from a nearby park and transporting to the launch area. It was my first time strapping a canoe …

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Los Angeles & Mt. Baldy Hike

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I realize that I am all over the place with my posts, so I apologize in advance. :) After our Rooftop Adventure in China the team flew from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. In the evening light a view of Mt.Hood from the sky casting a long shadow in the evening light. With the time difference it was almost a …

SamLos Angeles & Mt. Baldy Hike