I've had a love for sports and fitness my whole life. After high school team sports became a smaller part of my life so I picked up hiking and snowshoeing. It was a fit right away - I love the peace and the air and the burn in my glutes (some days) and the finality of the summit. Lucky for me I grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, so I had the mountains at my doorstep.
Then along came Mountain Man. MM is a SoCal boy who was into mountain biking and rock climbing. He taught me to rock climb and I got him out to fall in love with the snow. Together we've become enthusiastic backcountry campers, road bikers, paddlers, ski tourers, and skate skiiers (well that's in the works), and all around adventure-ers. He also tried to teach me to mountain bike, but that was a bust.
And here we are now. I live in Vancouver, BC and MM is
I hope that you find this blog to be a useful resource. Particularly, if you are just tip-toeing into the wonderful world of the backcountry, I hope that I can help with information and tips that give you the confidence to get out there.
And I must apologize in advance for the overuse of parenthesis. Unfortunately, it's unlikely to stop.