I was born near
Vancouver, B.C. and have lived here all of my life.
many places, both as a child with my family and as an adult, but I have
never seen a place that I would rather call home than 'Beautiful British
Columbia'. Certainly, I am biased. By growing up here, I have developed a
passion for the natural beauty of the mountains, forests and seashore.
As I travel
throughout B.C., I am not surprised at all by the number of visitors
that I encounter from all over the globe. What does surprise me is the
number of resident 'BCers' that have never bothered to get out of the car
and explore our home. The wilderness surrounds us here; one needs only to
take the time to step out the back door.
Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. "
- W.B. Yeats
I am developing
this site to share with you some thoughts and images from my
'playground'. Most of the images are photos that I have taken myself. A few of
the pictures, such as the ones that I am in, were taken by friends or family
and I have credited them whenever possible.
The new version of
the Home of the Hodgeman is organized chronologically. And, I will be incorporating
'ImageEvent' albums, so that I may store and share more and larger images. I will
also continue to add reports of some trips.
photos are for your personal
enjoyment only ©.
pages I hope to encourage the exploration and conservation of B.C.'s
wilderness. However, access to some of the areas described and depicted on this
site requires serious and often extended backcountry travel. A high level of
fitness and experience may be required.
Some of the
information provided is subject to change. Travel and trail conditions throughout
B.C. can vary seasonally and even daily. The weather, particularly
in coastal and mountainous regions, is unpredictable at best. Be sure to contact
the appropriate information services before your trip for the latest reports
on trail and avalanche conditions, weather and animal activity. Be prepared!
I welcome your
comments, questions and requests at email@example.com and will do my best to reply. I hope you will
return often to see what's new.