Staying Cool in the Cold Stuff

We seem to be quite lucky on the South Coast of BC. The temperatures rarely drop to anything extreme. Except for that one week in January…when the Polar Vortex makes it’s way through our coastal towns and into every layer of clothing. This past weekend I was up at a backcountry lodge, where the lows…

Instagram Truths

“Hey, I follow you on Instagram! But I don’t like you…” Social media is definitely a tricky world to navigate; especially when stepping into the complicated world of Instagram. It’s basically broken down into: strangers, looking at photos of strangers, wishing for likes and comments from strangers. And inevitably, most of those strangers end up…

Arc’teryx Ambassador: Gear Review

As some of you may know, I have recently become an ambassador for the Arc’teryx Vancouver store! Arc’teryx is a company I have been itching to work with for years – their product is always my go-to for any outdoor activity. Being able to work closely with them is a really exciting opportunity for me…

Getting Here

It’s no secret that I’ve been pushing the fitness envelope pretty hard in the last year.  Between hours spent in the gym with new routines, training programs and diet changes, I’ve been yielding some pretty exciting results! And to my surprise, people have been psyched for me! Not only have they been enthusiastic with my…

A Different Kind Of Beautiful

I’ve heard “On-terrible” more than once in my lifetime. It’s a pretty common phrase among people my age born or now living in British Columbia. I’ve always heard it accompanied by “so boring”, “bland” or “not worth it”, when referring to the province of Ontario. I had never visited the other side of Canada. I…

Gear Review: Corridor Life

I connected with Corridor Life a few months back and have been loving and living in their apparel ever since! They are a growing brand with loads of potential because of their comfortable fitting hats/clothing, slick designs and mountain life vibes. Once you put on a Corridor Life hat, chances are, you’ll probably never take…

Elbow Grease

Winter is slowly dwindling away and welcoming the next season in Squamish. The days of sun are coming around more frequently and the rock is starting to dry out. You can see the climbers emerge from their caves with wide eyes and hopes of a sending spring. Over the last 5 months I’ve made some…

PNW Micro Adventures: Hometown Hut Trips

This past weekend, I worked out in Garibaldi Park in the Elfin Lakes area. Luckily, I was able to bring my boyfriend, Pearce, along as a volunteer too! We spent the weekend tending to the shelter and doing a lot of digging (see the photo below – we shovelled roughly 12ft of snow). I love…

Love in the Mountains

About a week ago, Pearce and I did our first photoshoot together for a local shop in town called Wild and Heart! This was my first time doing a shoot like this and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous. If you’ve ever spent time around me, you’d know…

Ridge Merino: Beyond Comfort

I’ve been working with an awesome company called Ridge Merino for the last few months! I am stoked to give you a full review of the products myself and my partner, Pearce, have tested so far! “Ridge Merino® was co-founded in 2014 by a husband and wife team, Jeff and Susan Russell…. Ridge Merino’s mission is…

Laid Up: The Tale of the Almost “Bummer”

“It’s broken” she said. “It’ll probably take 6 – 8 weeks” she said. I felt my heart sink. “But…what about skiing?” I asked, with almost a tear in my eye. The ER Doc gave me a shrug and said, “get a bone scan and let’s go from there, but for now, no weight bearing”. Few hours…

World Spins Madly On

It’s been almost a decade since you left us. On Wednesday, another year will have flown by and tallied those days of missing you all the way up to 3,240 (9 years). I still can’t believe it to be honest. At this point I don’t think of you every single day anymore. No, now it…