2015: The Whirlwind Year

I was planning on writing this post back in December, but (noting this blog title) that month fleeew by. So! I’m writing it now. Here is a brief re-cap of my year. Enjoy!

Garibaldi Provincial Park | Winter Camping on the Lake

Song in Headphones: Place to Be For years, Garibaldi Lake has been on my hiking to-do list. In the summer, it draws many people near and far; I mean, why wouldn’t it. As soon as you complete your descend to the lake, the vast enclosed body of water takes you back. It’s massive, blue and incredibly…

Overnight at Wedgemount Lake

This past weekend I had the amazing chance to hike (what is now) my favourite hike in the Garibaldi region. Wedgemount Lake – geographically speaking – is situated in between Whistler and Pemberton. About a 2.5 hour drive from Vancouver, on a nice sunny day (like we had) made for a enjoyable drive along the…

3 Days in Tofino | Canada’s Surfer’s Paradise

The town of Tofino situates itself on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It’s nestled at the base of the Clayoquot Sound and opens up to the vast pacific. Not only is Tofino known for it’s great surf, but it offers other recreation such as hiking, paddle boarding, whale watching, storm watching and eating tacos from…

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park | Camping Around Surreal Beauty

The beautiful Joffre Lakes are located just outside of Pemberton, British Columbia. Its serene beauty will take you away. For years, Joffre Lakes has been a dream backpacking trip I’ve wanted to do. Finally, I was able to experience trek it along side two amazing co-workers. The last backcountry camping trip I had done was…

Wells Gray Provincial Park | Canoeing Murtle Lake: Pt. 2

Song in Headphones: Open Shores A Prologue | My arms were on fire. I was so exhausted it was to a point I wasn’t even looking up. My arms were moving in this repetitive motion, I was unconscious of my other surroundings. I remember being disillusioned, looking at the tree line and seeing us move maybe…

Wells Gray Provincial Park | Canoeing Murtle Lake: Pt. 1

Song in Headphones: Renegades A Prologue | It’s 5:30 am. Peeled out of my sleeping bag, I crawl out of my tent; refreshed, awake and grateful. The sun and the beautiful swainson’s thrush was my alarm this morning. It’s crisp outside, almost cold; cold enough to throw on a fleece. I look out onto the…

Joshua Tree National Park | A Day of Endless Exploration

Joshua Tree National Park located in southern-mid California consists of 794,000 acres of protected beauty. The Park itself is situated right where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts converge. I think the park’s authenticity come from it’s biological diversity between the two deserts. They are both incredibly unique and are home to it’s own kind of plants…

Grapefruit & Avocado Salad

Two delicious things in California that are always the freshest: Grapefruits and Avocados. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to actually pick grapefruit off the tree. Up in Canada we call it “grocery shopping.” Something about harvesting food by hand I simply love. It’s one of the reasons I’ve decided to start-up a garden this Spring!

Indian Canyon | Hiking Fern Canyon Trail

It was day 3 in Palm Springs, and I was already getting cabin fever that morning. Before I left for Palm Springs, I had already decided I would spend a few of those days outside in the wilderness other than beside a chlorinated pool. A lot of my research time was spent looking into the…