A half day family hike in the Canadian Rockies foothills subalpine meadows; carpets of wildflowers in June… Simply sublime. … More 20170617: Wildflower Insanity (West Ridge, Highwood)
Then I smelt something burning. While laying there in my snuggly warm bag, listening to the driving rain against the window, pondering whether to get up into the cold dark night, pondering how little I wanted to pull on wet boots, hoping that maybe that I was only imagining the smell of burning, Leslie’s voice drifted over to me through the dark. “Do you smell something burning?” Sigh. “…Yeah,” I replied. Pause. “Ahhhh… I’m sure the rain will put it out…” … More 20170508: Sunshine Coast Trail 80k (Powell River to Lang Bay)
Sounds ideal, no? Spending time outside, reading, and playing in the kitchen. … More Banff Recovery: Hike Read Pastry Repeat
I was no longer The Girl Who Defied Death, but The Girl Who Leaves Work Early and goes home while everyone else contributes something important to society. The feeling of care disappears. The micro-attention I’d previously pushed away left of its own accord, leaving, surprisingly, loneliness. … More Seeking normalcy after Mt. Haig
Since we’d be in Banff for the Banff Film Fest closing awards anyway D and I decided to do a local peak and just see how far we’d get in the amount of time we had. We were thinking it’d be a chilly cloudy day, and it certainly started that way, but ended up quite … More 20161106: Looking down on Banff from Mt. Norquay
John called it “mixed” and I called it “non-classic”. Eh, just get up it any way you can. We were simply ecstatic that our lugging of gear into the Continental Divide didn’t go to waste and we actually got to play on ice. Ice globs + aerated slush + gaping holes of freezing waterfall. 2 … More 20161105: Early Ice on Mt. Bishop
Here comes shoulder season in our Rockies! It’s the quiet transition between summer and winter tourist seasons. When the sun’s out, making fresh snow sparkle, it’s spectacular. Friday: After work D and I treated ourselves to the lobster and steak buffet at Stoney Nakoda casino. Prime Rib! Seafood galore! Gingerbread sticky toffee pudding? Delicious. And … More 20161028: Tourist Weekend in Banff: film, food, snow!