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An adventure travel journal.

Dreamscape Scampering, or How a Summer Was Planned

I got the idea, not surprisingly, during a mountain film fest climbing night¬†that started out as a first date, and became (also not surprisingly) a reunion. One of…

Go (Farther) West, Young Woman

I live in Vancouver, and I love it here. I love that I live two blocks from the beach, that I can walk beside the ocean every day,…

What Is Your “Holy Place”?

I grew up going to church,¬†and as a result, I have lots of wonderful friends (and family members) who are “religious” (I put the word in quotation marks…

Day 3: Salmon Run

This morning as I was making my To Do list (of which half got done…so it was a good day), and trying to decide what my adventure should…

Weekend Report: Hiking the Lions

Last week, I was relaxing in the late season sun at Granville Island with my friend, Tara, looking across the bay up at the Lions. “You know, I’ve…

Do This: Climbing Weekend in Skaha

  The first time I went climbing in Skaha, I got a ride up with a guy I met through the VOC (UBC’s outdoor club), who insisted on…

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…

Do Something New Day: Surfing With the Flu

Its official: I’m a terrible surfer. I’ve always known and embraced this fact, but it’s never been so glaringly evident as it was this weekend. It turns out,…

Weekend Report: The Best of Everything in Oregon

Last week, nothing was going well. I was on strike, which was more morally defeating than I expected; former and current relationships were pushing at sore spots with…

8 Essentials for a Broke-Back Climbing Trip (and Heath Ledger Ain’t One)

  It’s been three weeks since I broke my back, and I still haven’t quite gotten over how ridiculous it actually is that it happened at all. Truthfully,…