Category: Short and SillyPage 1 of 2

Short, just-for-fun posts.

19 Things I am SO OVER in 2019

It’s that time of year again – list season. I love a good list. Maybe because my brain is so disorganized, or maybe because making a list is…

5 Overcrowded Hikes Near Your City That Are Better Than Nothing

  Sweeping vistas, the solitude of nature, an escape from the daily grind; these are just a few of the benefits of getting outside that you won’t experience…

7 Ways To Make Everyone Hate You On Your Next Outdoor Adventure

The outdoors are for everyone. I truly believe this, even as I am bullied out of the parking lots of my favourite places by the beer-bellied owners of…

A Spam-Mail Poetry Celebration

This weekend, it was my birthday. At 32, I am now safely back in even-number territory, and everything feels better already. After the stress of worrying that everyone…

5 Signs That It’s Been Too Long Since Your Last Hiking Trip

1. You are mysteriously missing gaiters and a dry bag┬áthat you later realize you lent to your brother for a trip he took last summer. It has definitely…

Five Ways People Are Reacting to a Total Lack of Snow in January

The east coast may have seen blizzards in recent weeks, but out here in Vancouver, it’s still unseasonably warm. The other day, I wore a spring coat, and…

6 Ways I Spiced Things Up in 2014

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without the internet filling up with reminiscences about the past year. I won’t fight the tide. Also, I’ve had quite the eventful…

Day 6: Climbing with a Tinder Friend

As a rule, I don’t climb with strangers I’ve met off a phone app. When all you know about a person has been gleaned from a highly curated…

5 Adventures to Have Before Christmas

The older I get, the more sneakily the seasons seem to creep up on me. It seems that I’m just a little more dumbfounded every year to discover…

How to Get Out of Shape for Your Next Climbing Trip

There’s nothing quite like ducking out of rain city in the early spring and emerging someplace dry, warm and climbable. It’s so awesome, in fact, that many people…