… I have been updating the pictures in the gallery. I do not always write a post when that happens and I apologize for the long time inbetween posts! However, the picture galleries are up to date and you can see where my adventures have taken me!
Recently returned from the North Cascades, our memories of peaks, passes and lakes are still fresh. Keyla and myself are lucky to have experienced such beauty, serenity, solitude. We were dwarfed by peaks, swam in cold lakes and hiked many miles on the well-maintained network within the North Cascades National Park as well as the…Read details
In April, we left for a 10 day getaway to a slightly different destination: Nicaragua! Intrigued by good flight connections and affordable prices in the country, we also listened to friends who had enjoyed the country multiple times … so we were excited to get off the beaten “Mexico” or “Palm Springs” path. We don’t…Read details
A couple of years ago, I heard of a journalist setting himself a goal to read one book every week for a whole year. I thought that was very ambitious but nevertheless a great motivation to read more (less computer/phone screen time, we need it!). I modified this goal for myself and vowed to read…Read details
The winter was another good one! LOTS and lots of snow, both around Kelowna (Big White ski area, Nordic xc ski area) and in the Rockies (two trips to Wheeler Hut, one to Asulkan Hut). I do not miss the resort/downhill skiing at all, skinning uphill and earning the powder turns is just too much…Read details
Those of you who know me well know that I can rarely get enough of playing in the snow. The ski (skate ski and backcountry ski) season seems to go by so quickly every year. Just when the legs have adjusted and we moved past the really cold days of December and January, the season…Read details
I can’t believe we are already “looking back” at the summer. Two amazing hikes, a long RV trip, some racing and it’s almost over. Wow … And anybody who doesn’t believe in climate change hasn’t seen the changes in the Okanagan Valley or Washington State. We now have temperatures above 30C from the end of…Read details
Because I just put this list together for a friend, I thought I post it here. Below are a few books I have enjoyed reading in the last few years, with 4 of my all-time favorites on top! I tend to focus more on non-fiction but understand that my topics might not be other people’s…Read details