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#21 Mike K.

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:46 PM

Thank you for posting the link!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

Here are some pics of the cave taken today








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#23 amor de cosmos

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

looks creepy

#24 Mike K.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

That's not for the faint of heart!

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

That's not for the faint of heart!


It kind of resembles... no that's not right.

Seriously though, once you are inside for the very first time, it's not so scary. Oh that also does not sound right given the first statement.

It's been there a long time, we rooted around in there in the mid-70's, it really opens up once you are inside the tight entry.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

That brings back some unsettling memories; our grade 9 class from Cedar Hill once went on a field trip (remember "field trips"....do kids even do those any more?) to the Mt Doug "cave". I got maybe 5 feet inside crawling on my hands and knees and just had to bail. I am not claustrophobic but OTOH I am not comfortable in places where I can't easily manoeuvre my arms/upper body or where I feel physically wedged into a tight situation. I simply had to stop and back out. Thankfully we had a great teacher who completely sympathized and let me chill while the rest of the class finished the exercise. After 38 years its kinda nice to see what I missed, heh heh.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Mount Doug Cave - the video

#28 amor de cosmos

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:57 PM

how far is it from the entrance all the way to the back?

#29 Bernard

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

how far is it from the entrance all the way to the back?


20 meters I believe

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 07:42 AM

First Nations seek to reclaim Mount Douglas, restore original name
Judith Lavoie / Times Colonist
May 15, 2013

The peak of Mount Douglas represents the beginning of time for Coast Salish people, and next week, First Nations will march to the summit and reclaim the area by symbolically restoring its historical name.

“It’s really important for us because it’s the start of our people. It’s part of our creation story and it’s where our treaty was first agreed to,” said Tsawout elder Eric Pelkey, who is calling for a day of action to reclaim what’s known as PKOLS (pronounced p’cawls), translated as white rock.

“This is something that our elders have been calling for for many, many years. To bring back the names we have always used to where they belong,” he said.

Saanich Tribes elders say white rocks were taken from nearby Cordova Bay to mark important places and territorial boundaries, Pelkey said.

In 1852, Sir James Douglas met local First Nations on the Mount Douglas peak to discuss and sign a treaty — something that has been a bone of contention ever since.

“[The First Nations] intended to kill him and then wipe out the colony of Fort Victoria,” Pelkey said.

“But they decided to sign the treaty because a priest came forward who spoke Sencoten and he made the case that these were spiritual people who believed in God and they should trust them to live peacefully among their people.”

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:15 AM

I found this to be very interesting reading. I have met the Elliot elder quoted in these documents.

http://govlet.ca/en/pdf/cc2-blm-6.pdf

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:21 AM

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Just an old article I found.  Neat.

 

From ’62 until ’69, spectators would meet at Mount Douglas and line the winding road while drivers from across the Island raced to the summit – or close to it, said Vince Howlett, motor sport historian and co-organizer of the reunion. The finish line was set back from the very top of the hill to avoid a tragic end.

 

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:13 AM

^ Comrade Isitt would be having kittens if that was today  :rtfm:  Looks like fun, perhaps it should be reintroduced.

 

In Expo 86 I took part in hill climbs in what is now Blackcomb with my Alfa, loads of fun got a 2nd place.


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#34 AllseeingEye

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:47 PM

Never mind all that I just want that '67 GT 350.... :)


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#35 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:50 PM

Never mind all that I just want that '67 GT 350.... :)

 

It's beautiful.


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#36 AllseeingEye

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:15 PM

Hard to believe even with upgrades that '67 Shelby Fastback would only set you back < $4K USD. A mint one today is well into the 6-figure$......



#37 weirdie

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:53 PM

Oh man, that would be a blast!

#38 amor de cosmos

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

just sayin'

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#39 Nparker

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 10:25 AM

Is there a Chinese Cemetery on Mt. Doug?



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 11:05 AM

I just thought it was funny that the FN can't even get what the chinese community got in 1903(!), not that they even asked for that. all they wanted was to put up a sign with their name for mt doug on it. very interesting.

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