Jeers for fears… facing my anxiety.

Well… I have been putting off writing this post for a while. It’s not because I don’t know what to write; it’s because it is often hard to admit flaws. I have dealt with anxiety for as long as I can remember and it wasn’t until this year that I have been through some intense…

Whyte Lake Trail (Quarry Rock Alternative)

The trail to Whyte Lake is an easy 5-6km hike that only takes a couple hours and climbs around 160m. It is a beautiful, peaceful hike that meanders along beside Nelson creek and surrounded my some ancient giants (Cedar and Douglas fir) and second growth forest. It is an on-leash area for your fur babies;…

Pacific Spirit Park – “Dog Mountain Jr.”

So it’s difficult to figure out if my boys want a dog… I mean other than the fact that my oldest son asks for one multiple times a day. ¬†At this stage in my life it doesn’t make a lot of sense to go running out to adopt a puppy, but I can take the…

Review – The Freeloader Child Carrier

As my younger son gets stronger and stronger and better and better at walking it has become quite obvious that our hiking, over uneven terrain, roots, rocks, and logs has improved his gait, his stride and especially his balance. It has been a privilege to watch as he tackles each obstacle and challenge with a…

New Years Sunrise Hike – Some Questions answered.

A couple weeks back I posted some photos of the sunrise hike I did up to Dog Mountain on New Years Eve. I wasn’t going to blog about it because I have written about Dog Mountain before and really the pictures speak for themselves; however, a lot of people sent me messages about hiking in…

A N-ice Surprise.

We have all done it; made promises to our kids that maybe we wouldn’t be able to keep. Promising the boys that we would go sledding before the end of the winter break was not really a risky promise. I mean, we were supposed to get some snow, and if nothing else I could hit…