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Winter Camping in the Rockies

It was a friend’s birthday this past weekend and being the outdoorsy type, he chose to celebrate with a night of winter camping in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park, British Columbia.   J and I made it out to the park in good time.  It’s about 2-3 hour drive out, but with breathtaking scenery, one can’t… Continue reading Winter Camping in the Rockies

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A Time for Self-Care and Cherishing Every Moment

Up and down she goes; A small boat atop sky-high waves Trying to find calm within the turbulence of a wicked storm. 2015 is off to a slow start. I am having a hard time finding motivation and passion for anything other than cooking, curling and small random projects (like cleaning and crafts). (Side note:… Continue reading A Time for Self-Care and Cherishing Every Moment

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Remembering Mark Valcour: 1954-2014

There is one thing that yoga and the sport of curling have taught me: acceptance and how to let go.  However, when it comes to death, both still rank as incredibly challenging. My family found out on Wednesday that a dear friend had passed away suddenly this weekend.  He had been a part of our family since I came… Continue reading Remembering Mark Valcour: 1954-2014

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Rock Climbing Via Ferrata on Mount Norquay

Via Ferrata (Italian for “way of iron”, or “road of iron”) routes were first built during the 19th century.  During the First World War, the number of via ferrata routes increased within the Dolomite mountain range in Italy to make ease on the soldiering troops.  Now with over 1000 locations – mostly in Europe, via ferrata… Continue reading Rock Climbing Via Ferrata on Mount Norquay

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Ha Ling Peak featuring a Traveling Lemonade Stand

To look at Ha Ling Peak from the highway, you do not quite grasp the steep incline of land that one must climb to get to the top.  With an elevation gain of  about 700-800 meters (depending on who you ask), you stand at an altitude of 2,408 meters (7,898 feet).  Ha Ling Peak was… Continue reading Ha Ling Peak featuring a Traveling Lemonade Stand