The Appreciation Experiment

As I run through the deserted trails around my home, I can't help but appreciate the earthy smell around me. I take deeper breaths and hold the scent in for just a moment. A part of me feels like it's the last time I will smell this springtime, rotting earth fragrance. The last time the... Continue Reading →

Why I Quit My Dream Job

As I place my Stetson hat back on my cubby hook for the very last time, I ponder two things: How did I get to this point; when did this become an imaginable option? If the paid stewards of our protected areas feel at a loss, what is left to do? Going into my 5th... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Becoming a Brand Ambassador/Influencer 101

I've had a few messages lately on Instagram from followers asking about how they can become ambassadors or influencers for their favourite brands. In the age of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat - there is a growing community of brands doing advertising through social media. Having advocates for your brand is one of the best things... Continue Reading →

Mountaindarlin’s GoPro 101

Recently I've been receiving an overwhelming amount of private messages and comments on Instagram regarding my settings and which accessories I use with my GoPro cameras. I figured putting together a blog post was the best way to get some of my tips & tricks to the interested audience! I've compiled a list of the... Continue Reading →

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