Burning Man 2014

September 4, 2014 at 11:34 am

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“Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday evening. The event is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance”

My 2013 Burning Man Pictures

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200 people ran up with a red carpet and laid it out as soon as someone went into one of the porta potties. They then waited until they came out and surprised them with cheering and music.
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Eiffel Peak

August 14, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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Location: Alberta, Canada
Participants: Jimmy Quigley, Julian Tejada, Dominic Levesque, Paige Sorger, Patrick Latter
Time: 7 Hours
Weather: 15°C
Elevation Gain: 1230m
Max Elevation: 3084m
Start Time: 10:00am

Directions

Take Highway 1 from Calgary and turn left at the Lake Louise exit. Then follows the signs for Moraine Lake.

Gear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Food
  • Water
  • Shell
  • Warm fleece
  • Gaiters
  • Gloves

Map

Distance Graph - Eiffel Peak

Story

The trail began with us making our way through the beautiful Larch Valley.

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We finally got a good look at Eiffel peak (on the left), the summit still in the clouds.

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The weather cleared up as we progressed.

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It was relatively easy scramble up the shale as we zigzagged up the well defined trail.

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Abandoned Polar Bear Exhibit

August 14, 2014 at 9:34 am

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A shot of the exhibit in 1963 from the Vancouver archives.

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This is as it stands now, officially shut down in 1997.

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Vancouver Celebration of Light – Team USA

August 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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Vancouver in Infrared

August 1, 2014 at 2:08 pm

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Lighthouse Park

April 1, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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Tofino Surf Trip

March 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm

We took a roughly 2 hour ferry crossing to Vancouver Island from Vancouver.

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We stopped along the way at a protected Douglas Fir old growth forest called Cathedral Grove.

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It was another 2.5 hour drive to the amazing surf house we were staying at that was right on Chesterman Beach.

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Low tide on Chesterman Beach went out for 100’s of meters.

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Stopping at the Tofino Brewery at the end of the day.
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Envision Festival 2014 – Costa Rica

March 1, 2014 at 9:48 am

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“As a celebration dedicated to awakening our human potential, Envision provides a platform for different cultures to co-exist in sustainable community, as well as a forum in which to create and explore new paradigms by inspiring one another through art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and our fundamental connection with nature.

Envision offers an opportunity for people to come together in community to share, dance, play, celebrate, love, learn, teach, co-create, co-inspire and together transform our individual and collective consciousness. We hope that Envision changes people, and that they leave with a desire to continue to grow and evolve in their relations with one another and with the world.”

Website: www.envisionfestival.com

My photos from similar festivals:

Flying over Guatemala on the way to Costa Rica.

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There was a short path that led through the jungle towards the beach.

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A sign on the way to the beach… Two things hippies don’t like: Clothes and Rules.

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The tide seemed to go out forever and the water seemed to be only slightly cooler than the extreme hot humid air.

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Everyday at sunset everyone would gather at the beach to play music, dance and swim.

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More Vancouver Photos

February 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

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Vancouver in the Clouds

January 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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View of Burnaby/Metro Town in the fog from the Cyprus look out.

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