Loco Views

Justin and I have officially been married for 3 years now – roughly 1095 days – 26,297 hours. Man how quickly time flies and the fun never seems to stop. Our tradition of getting out somewhere extraordinary to celebrate hasn’t seemed to stop either – Each year we choose some glorious location to prance about and capture…

PNW Micro Adventures: Chapter 3

This past week Justin and I spent some time exploring the Cheam Range. Cheam is the farthest northerly peak of a small group forming a local subrange of the Skagit Range of the Canadian Cascades mountains (which are the Canadian extension of the North Cascades of Washington). It dominates the eastern Fraser Valley, rising above…

Over My Head

This will be a very out of the ordinary post for me. It’s not about playing in the mountains, new gear or some exciting adventure. So readers beware.   I understand suicide about as much as the next person…which is basically nothing. No one truly understands it unless they’ve been through it – and clearly…

PNW Micro Adventures: Chapter 2

My latest “micro adventure” consisted of a day trip up to Iceberg lake near Whistler B.C. The trail is still under construction but my friend Katy and I managed to find our way 10km up to the lake. The trail was beautiful and despite the hot weather, it felt cool weaving up through thick trees and…

Out of the Water and into the Woods

I’ve been a lifeguard and swim instructor for the last 6+ years. Originally I became a lifeguard so that I could get paid to work at a summer camp. I had no interest in the water, in fact, I didn’t even enjoy swimming (at least not in a pool). I wanted to continue living at…

Walk The Line

Slack·lin·ing ˈslaklīniNG/ noun 1 . the activity or sport of balancing on a rope or strip of webbing that is fixed low to high above the ground.  Today I tried my hand at a new-to-me sport. I’m actually surprised it took me this long to walk a line! Luckily I had a couple gurus around to show…

78′ Style Camping

Some of my fondest memories… are those of our boisterous family van. My favourite childhood memories, in particular, are our family camping trips. Picture this: a small Okanagan town, filled with the brawny scent of cow dung and stretched-out grasslands. Six small children, two surprisingly prepared parents and one makeshift van, a tent off to…

20 Places You Need to Go NOW!

I love to reflect back on some of my favourite places I have visited thus far. Glacier lakes, meadows, mountain peaks and desert views. Here is my list of 20 places you must see around North America before you die! 1. Wedgemount Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park (Whistler B.C CA) 2. Canyon Lands (Moab Utah USA)…

Hangin’ With My Inner Child

Last year my husband, Justin, and I took a road trip through the USA. Before the trip we spent several weeks preparing and getting our gear together for the 18 days away. We packed all the camping and climbing necessities we would need for each state we planned to visit (Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming)…

PNW Micro Adventures: Chapter 1

Each week I try and embark on a few micro adventures around my home base of Squamish B.C. and beyond. As I work a full time job I can’t always get away for long treks. This is the first post in a series of adventures I will share this year. Each chapter will include a…

The Insta-Darkside

I started my Instagram account in the fall of 2011. It didn’t seem like much at the time, just another social media site that would be popular for a bit and then slowly fade its way out. Now that some time has passed I think of it as a tool and portfolio for my life. It…

Product Testing: Finding Winter Team

In November I was accepted into the Mountain Hardwear #findingwinter ambassador program for Canada. I spent this winter testing the products and loving every minute of it! Here is my review on some of the items! Check out http://www.mountainhardwear.com for more products! I love being outside. I love the way it smells, the colours and the…