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Ask Taryn: Bear Safety

Recently I wrote a post called “You Killed A Bear” that ended up getting way more online attention than I had anticipated. My message in that post was that less experienced hikers should read up about bear safety before…

Garibaldi Lake
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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 the trail. You drop food on the ground…

Crooked Falls in Squamish
BC Day Hikes

Hike to Crooked Falls in Squamish

When you think of waterfalls in Squamish, you think of Shannon Falls or maybe Brandywine Falls. Those are both amazingly tall waterfalls with easy tourist-in-flipflops-friendly walks to a viewing platform, overflowing parking lots and tons of people with selfie…