Posts Tagged ‘vancouver’

Downtown Vancouver After the Canucks Playoff Game

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

It’s amazing how much energy Vancouver has when it’s excited! We’ve seen it through the Olympic crowds, and now here’s a video of our energy during the playoff crowds!

I recorded this on Saturday night while wandering the streets downtown! I headed straight for the busiest intersection.

Sunset on Cypress

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

I got off work relatively early yesterday and had some spare time so I went up Cypress and did just over an hour of boarding. After just one run, the front clasp on my binding broke off! I lost a lot of control, but was able to push through another five runs. Without a doubt, my shortest day ever.

I was lucky to catch the sunset from atop this gorgeous mountain! the only camera I had with me though was my cellphone. Watch the quick video above – pretty good quality for a phone!

Oh, and here’s my GPS track:


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Mount Seymour: September 4, 2010

Monday, September 6th, 2010

On Saturday, a friend and I did a little stroll up Mount Seymour. Left the parking lot at 2:20pm after paying just $3 for parking. Not really used to having to pay for parking when hiking, but still cheap and no worries! Also, I just got a new camera (Canon PowerShot SD4000 IS) and I had lots of fun taking photos up there! Really clear and beautiful shots!

Took just 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the first pump peak. Great view from there! Possibly even better than the actual top of Mount Seymour.

Also, here’s a short video of the view from the first peak:

We continued on and took a break on top of the second pump peak, and then reached the Seymour peak at 4:28pm.

On the way back, we had lots of left over energy so we jogged down the ski-hill area.

Some really fun terrain up around the fist pump peak and beyond, but lots and lots of people up there. Great to see people being active, but I like being a bit more alone with wilderness when I’m hiking. Overall, a nice little 11km stroll to keep the muscles warm! Took just 3.5 hours round trip.

Stats and graphs from my phone’s GPS app:

Here’s the GPS track on Google Maps:
http://maps.google.ca/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=104912563206901689020.00048f78cb4683e5210d7&t=h&z=14

Full photo gallery on my website (126 photos):
http://www.paulromein.ca/album/paul_romein_-_canon_powershot_sd4000_is/10-09-04_hiking_mount_seymour/

Would love to continue out to Elsay Lake sometime! Does anyone know of any trails that continue out even further from there?


Paul Romein
www.paulromein.ca

Hiking Dog Mountain (Seymour)

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Since today was BC Day, I found I had an extra day to get a few things done.  Among the list was a trip downtown, so I figured what the heck – let’s do a short little hike out that direction.  It was a little bit of a double back from downtown, but I had a nice lunch down at Deep Cove anyways.  Sheena happened to be coming back from Squamish perfectly with all her gear and such from climbing and camping this weekend so I got her the phone and she was keen to come on out and get some more exercise!

I had heard from my uncle that this short and easy hike had a really nice view of Vancouver – and it didn’t disappoint.  However, today was a little overcast so it was a little hard to see.  You can check out my photos here:

For a total of a 5km hike, with just a few ups and downs (no real elevation gain at all), this was a great little hike. The terrain kept going up and down evenly, and there were a ton of roots all over the ground.  We saw a lot of small children, dogs, and families.  Not my usual cup of tea, but it would be one I’d start getting someone into hiking with!

I christened my awesome new real Swiss Army Knife (a gift from Harley – thank you!) up there by using it to open a Heineken that I carried up there!


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New Westminster Torchbearer, Don Benson

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

New Westminster’s Olympic Torchbearer, Don Benson, lit up the cauldron this morning down at Queens Park. We were there to capture the moment, and also interviewed him last week to create a short piece on him to distribute to international media! Check it out on YouTube, and watch for it on TV!

Filming for Fresh

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Over this last weekend, we shot the house location for our new film, Fresh!  Everything went very well, and we’ll be excited to get back out and continue shooting next weekend!

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Photo credit, Colin Klippenstein.