I had been in Canada for over 4 years before picking up this book, and with the potential of citizenship only a year away, I thought it was about time I started to find out a little bit more about the country I had been calling home. I didn’t really know where to start however I knew I wanted something that wasn’t a textbook, but … Continue reading Book Review: A History of Canada in Ten Maps by Adam Shoalts
Since being here in BC, I’ve been pretty active in the outdoors, trying to do as many hikes as possible, try new things and activities. I’ve been pretty open to anything but I realised this year when my girlfriend suggested we go paddleboarding, that maybe I’m not as open to things as I had once thought! I say this because I initially had the feeling … Continue reading Paddleboarding – What is all the fuss?
I go through phases when it comes to reading. Sometimes I read a lot. Sometimes not at all. Sometimes I go through a bunch of dystopian fiction, and other times I’m soaking up adventure / outdoor non-fiction. It usually depends on what mood I’m in at a particular time of the year. Same usually goes for TV, Film & Podcasts too. This year I have … Continue reading Why I’ve been avoiding reading anything to do with the Outdoors
This was my first boys trip I’ve had in probably over a year. It was with a group that I’d never hiked with before, a mix of friends, and friends of friends.
Going on these types of trips with a group that you don’t know very well can have it’s problems. Group Dynamics always comes up in articles I read about trips – whether good or bad, and I was hoping that this one was going to make it a good trip. It worked out a treat
We arrived traditionally late, fashionably late some may say.
Snowshoe trips are awesome. They are cold. They are pretty. They get us into nature. Charity events are awesome too. They raise money for great causes in order to make this world a better place. How about combining the two? This is what I want to talk to you about.
2018 was a good year. We did some skiing, winter camping and took trips to Yosemite and Whitehorse. 2018 was also the year that Maelys and I started taking a bigger interest in the impact we have on the environment – both directly and indirectly, as well as being more aware of the impact others have.
“Boring Boring Chicken Boring” as the saying went throughout this hike. Cheakamus Lake had all the promise of a beautiful trip. There was the snow, the skies were blue and the promise of a beautifully frozen lake with views of Whistler Mountain. However reality was slightly different.
Last August Maelys and I took our boots to Arnica Lake as we stepped into Strathcona Park for the very first time. It was a hike that had it’s ups and downs but we me made it through and we were stronger as a result. We weren’t supposed to be hiking to Arnica lake on Mount Phillips. We had originally planned to do Mount Arrowsmith … Continue reading Sickness in the mountains – Listen to your body
The events that occur in this story happened on the second day of a 4 day paddle trip on the Sechelt Inlet…