A solo hike to magnificent Joffre Lakes, British Columbia

It doesn’t feel like that long ago that I ventured for the first time to Joffre lakes last winter, but yet it seems to be my go-to spot for either a solo trail run/hike or a group adventure hang. Joffre Lakes are one of those places that’s jaw-droppingly beautiful. Yet again, another place that I…

making my home in whistler, british columbia

So, job accepted, Vancouver apartment forfeited, and winter approaching, we had no Whistler home. Luckily, our stellar pal Steph happened to have a room in her little White Gold two bedroom open for the month of October and we jumped on the opportunity to not sleep in the Pathfinder. (Plus, would Tourism Whistler really be…

finding (and keeping) secret spots in British Columbia

As I make more friends who have been roaming these woods for quite some time, I’m learning more and more about amazing hidden spots that surround me. Spots that I will never blog about or tag their location on Instagram. Part of your responsibility once deemed a “local” in an area is protecting the spots…

hiking the High Note Trail on Whistler mountain in British Columbia

Stretch says: “walking is for peasants.” Stretch is Rob (because he’s so tall), and he also prefers to rip down the mountain at the speed of light on his bike – so I totally get where he comes from on that. Walking feels slow to him, but sometimes, I like to slow down. There’s something…

falling for (the best) life in Whistler, British Columbia

I came to Whistler for the first time completely oblivious to it’s awesomeness. I tagged along with a friend for the afternoon as they caught up with someone from high school, I drank my first Caesar (and loved it) then went home. I thought, “hey, that seemed like a pretty interesting place.” Fast forward past…

road tripping 101: There’s no shame in sleeping in your car

Here’s the thing – when there’s nothing you can do, you do what you can. And maybe there was something we could do; spend money on hotels in Whistler, find places to crash, try and seek out a room to rent for the summer… but it all just felt like unnecessary work when we had…

Wedgemount Lake, British Columbia: A staircase to alpine heaven

I have these days where I battle between wanting to be alone, and wanting to be around people. Maybe that’s a reason why having a partner or deep friendships is so great. Company without expectation of always voicing thoughts or discussing the weather or the news. Sometimes I like to just be. It’s liberating. That…

the early bird gets the (best) sunrise at Whistler’s Black Tusk

It started as a mountain bike ride in Squamish, with a possible side of hiking the chief afterwards. Tired legs and some cold beers later at the Howe Sound Brewery, my friend Steph and I had solidified a plan for our next epic adventure – which would start approximately three hours later. We would camp…