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  • Thoughts

    Memories of 2017

    As another trip around the sun rolls to an end, it’s time for my annual memories post! (If you’re new here, check out my old posts from 2014, 2015, and 2016).…

  • Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2017

    VIMFF 2017: My top film picks

    Oh February, it’s rainy and grey. At this time of year outdoorsy people are doing one of two things: hoping that the rain that’s falling in the city is falling as…

  • The Enchantments, Washington

    Memories of 2016

    As is tradition around this corner of the internet, here are my favourite memories of 2016. (How many years do you have to do something to make it a tradition? I…

  • Garibaldi Lake

    You Killed a Bear

    Dear Garibaldi Lake Hikers and Campers: Yesterday, you killed a bear. You have been coming up to the lake for weeks this summer. You leave trash beside the lake and on…

  • Jessa Gilbert #getoutoftownvibe

    Jessa Gilbert: #getoutoftownvibe

    This post is part of a series here on Happiest Outdoors called “More Than Outdoors” where I chat with outdoorsy people who take their connection with the backcountry a little further,…

  • Trail running in North Vancouver

    I’ll Admit It: I’m a Runner

    Yesterday I was shuffling along the Stanley Park seawall here in Vancouver.  The cold wind whipped rain into my face, my hip ached, my clothes were soaked through and my race…

  • Rope swing at Joffre Lakes

    Memories of 2015

    The highlights of my year aren’t what happened at work or who won the sports championship; the highlights of my year are the time I’ve spent outside.  Like last year, I…