Friday, September 30, 2011

Crown Mountain, Vancouver Island

A climb to the summit of Crown Mountain. 'Crown Mountain, Vancouver Island,' is an article about the first Provincial Park in B.C. and the re-creation of that decision.

This article starts off telling us how, in 1910 after 2 weeks of paddling, portaging and bushwhacking, Price Ellison reached the summit of Crown Mountain. The view alone from the top of the mountain convinced Ellison to establish Strathcona Provincial Park, the provinces first protected area. 100 years later, an expedition went through the bush to retrace Ellison's footsteps. A year later, the author of this article took a much easier route, about 1 and a half days of following logging roads, to the summit of the mountain. The view hasn't changed in 100 years.

I like this article because I have always wanted to see the view from the top of the mountains in the Rockies. It shows how amazing this view is since B.C.'s minister of lands in 1910 decided that he wanted to protect this area simply because of the view he saw from the summit of Crown Mountain. It is a good thing Ellis decided to protect this land since according to this article, the view hasn't changed in 100 years! I hope that I will be able to see this view one day. I recommend this article to anyone who is interested in the Canadian Rockies.

Crown Mountain, Vancouver Island, Ryan Stuart. July/August 2011 - Issue 170 - pg. 11

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