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…

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…

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…

what it’s like to live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia

My whole life I’ve been uncertain of things. I’m self aware enough to know that I often look and wonder where the grass could be greener, and I’m always on the lookout for whatever is next and exciting, not giving space to the pleasure that the current moment can bring. For once in my life…

el nino in British Columbia: if you can’t ride them, climb them

It was the last weekend in November, and I had just returned from an epic backpacking adventure in Hawaii. I had barely taken a moment to breathe before Stef and I were standing on a porch in Burnaby, drinking beers with friends when we saw the little white stuff fall from the sky and accumulate…