the trouble with getting lost: A deep and meaningful thought

I got lost today. As I was standing in the forest encompassed by giant trees, for a brief moment I felt swallowed. I couldn’t make sense of which way was home because I was running a loop that I’d never done before. Standing there looking for some marker to show the trail, I couldn’t remember…

snowshoeing to paradise at Elfin Lakes in British Columbia

Great things are passed along through word of mouth. Grandma’s recipes, secret home remedies, and the best places to see. It started with my friend Alicia. “Have you heard of Elfin Lakes?” She piped up as she did her usual morning walk by on the way to her desk. After about 10 minutes of talking…

hiking to the lions, british columbia

“This view is one hundred percent insane.” We were speechless, completely in awe of where the trail had led us. I’ve driven by the lions peaks dozens of times and it wasn’t until the edge of fall that I found myself meandering up the evolving terrain with two other beauties. The trail twisted and turned…

keyhole hotsprings, british columbia | misty mornings & adult disneyland

“8am. Sharp.” Janet pipes up over Friday night wine, stating our prompt out-of-the-door timeline for the next day’s adventure. Fumbling into bed at 2am, I had a strong feeling 8am would not be the case. Alarms ringing, snooze buttons blindly swatted, and a few squinty-eyed scrambled eggs later, we were out the door just shy…

hiking mount si, washington | the quiet voice

“It is only alone, truly alone, that one bursts apart, springs forth.” -maria isabel barreno I stared at the Mount Si sign adjusting my backpack, putting one foot in front of the other launching myself up the mountain. A year ago, the thought of doing anything alone would’ve killed me. It’s incredible when all of…

mystery lake, north shore vancouver

“BEARRR!!!!” We hollered at the top of our lungs, half in thrill and half out of fear.  You know the feeling – excited that you’re experiencing some beautiful part of nature that’s not an every day finding, but also being painfully aware that this bear could, if he wanted to, mangle you. It was a…