If you had seen me snorkeling my face off today, you'd never believe that growing up my biggest fear was fish 🐠🐟🐡. Forget about the sharks and the whales, those teeny tiny guys were my nightmare and left me swimming in lakes armed with a stick (...to defend myself?!). .
But, something changed with my very first scuba dive. As soon as I submerged, I felt like I had accessed a whole new dimension filled with bright coral reefs, curious marine mammals and an unbelievable array of colourful fish. It was serene. It was peaceful. It was my new favourite passtime!
Today, I was so thankful I took the plunge to the deep, scary sea a few short years ago. And it got me thinking about what fear has stopped you from doing lately?!
me, the birthday boy (cedar is three!), and alicia the adventure civic are loaded up. kamloops > vancouver > tofino > victoria > squamish > skaha. i’ve got my skis, kayak, fly rod, and climbing gear with me. friends along the way, let’s drink beers and do activities!
Living downtown Toronto, for my studies, has forever given me a deep appreciation for the magical charm of a big city. Without that move I don't think we would be living on the other side of the world. #grateful 🏙🌎💕
Chris pulled next to me in his westy last night as I prepared Dumbo for sleepy times. We chatted for an hour about westy stuff, and then Morgan invited him to climb with us today. He is a retired forest service dude on a two-and-a-half sport tour. Cycling, skiing, climbing. I'm not sure which sport I hope is the half one.
We started out today at 0800 for an easy 650' climb. After yesterday's fiasco, we wanted easy. Morgan and I swapped leads and Chris followed every pitch, providing us with storytimes the entire way. It was a questionable long sleeves day, with the sun popping through clouds and then going to hide again.
At about 500', the wind picked up. A lot.
At 590', the once billowy clouds turned heavy and grumpy. The rain came only a few minutes later. We bailed before topping out the route, moving quickly to get back to the ground before things became any worse. An hour and change later, we were walking back to the vans under slightly less dreary conditions. Chris was still telling stories.
Pilgrimage to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison: anxiety inducing. This is a playground for a whole other level of trad climber. 'There's a lot of safe places to climb in the world - this isn't one of them.' - one of those climbing movie guys. // #blackcanyon#blackcanyonofthegunnison#gunnison
Forever greatful for the endless breathtaking moments we've experienced. Like sitting in these hot Springs in the middle of the Andes in 3 years ago today 👌😍
Read about it here: http://www.exploringeverypath.com/2015/03/22/hiking-mud-baths/