Hiking Quincy Style
Once upon last week Miss Quincy, The Showdown, and I did something unprecedentedly sporty — we woke up at the buttcrack of dawn and went hiking in the Kootenays. After our attempt to hike up Idaho Peak and frolic amongst the legendary wild mountain flowers was thwarted by a washed out road we decided to re-route our hike along the K & S (Kaslo & Slocan) Rail Trail, an old mining railway that was used from 1895-1955.
The trail begins at Sandon, a ghost town that during a late 1800′s mining boom boasted 5,000 residents, saloons & brothels galore, and was the first town in BC to be fully electrified. It also served as a Japanese Canadian interment camp during WWII.
Buttcrack of dawn.
Miss Quincy & The Showdown go tour bus shopping amongst Sandon’s collection of vintage Vancouver trolley buses.
Why go hiking in hiking boots & fancy sweat-wicking clothing when you can go hiking shirtless & in flip flops?
Hitching a ride in a construction truck instead of making the grueling 2 hour uphill climb back to the trail-head.
Would you pick this girl up if you saw her hitchhiking?
Nothing cools you off after a long hot hike quite like 4 litres of Vag Watre.
Shari shaves her legs while Miss Q goes in to wash her hair during a post-hike Kootenay Lake bath. Shortly after this photo was taken a crusty old lady threatened to call the cops on us for indecent exposure.