Snow to Surf Relay Race

I met these guys — Blake O’Brian and Thomas Soucy — on the ferry from Denman Island to Buckley Bay day before yesterday. They were on their way to the Snow to Surf Relay Race on Mt. Washington (Comox Valley, Vancouver Island) on April 29th, with their ultra-light canoe.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Snow to Surf Relay Race

  1. Kind of like Bellingham's Ski to Sea race. Ski Mt. Baker, run downhill, canoe the Skagit River, bike to Bellingham Bay, kayak to Fairhaven. Last year the weather made the kayak leg really bad and they had to call off some of the contestants. Each leg has a different team member, with two in the canoe portion. – Margy

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