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Squamish Adventure Style

"You don't need someone one to tell you about a cool place, or do research on the internet to find adventure. All you need to do is go out and explore, that's the point anyways."

I’ve always been the adventurous and curious type. As a young girl I was picking up any creature I could get my hands on and studying it for awhile. I collected Newts during mating season not quite understanding accidentally creating a bucket full of amphibian orgy. Growing into my teenage years my adventurous side was expressed through fashion. In retrospect this was often regrettable and I feel sorry for my parents at the time. Given my colorful nature my attire is certainly on the hippy side of things, but its at least extremely practical and durable.

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Backroads are always enjoyable on the eyes and are always changing

Now that I’ve grown into a very independent and resourceful giant kid I spend most of my time making adventures solo. Sometimes I enjoy climbing mountains, visiting new bouldering areas or hiking, but my favorite adventures are always my explore missions. Explore missions are what happens when I go into an area of wilderness and take any trail that catches my eye as I cruise by just to see what might be there. I follow my heart, up logging roads, through natural clearings, along rivers and through the bush. You don’t need someone one to tell you about a cool place, or do research on the internet to find adventure. All you need to do is go out and explore, that’s the point anyways. Don’t worry, adventure will find you. Stop when you see flagging or anything that looks like a trail, follow a riverbed or bushwhack up a hill to see if it leads to a view. Follow the light if it might lead to a great photo, or search for that perfect night sky or sunset silhouette. Go outside and make the unknown know, satisfy your curiosity and learn the hard way.

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Roadside glacier views

Sometimes you will find great views along the main road.

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I always love finding new views of this craggy peak

Other times you will find them up side branches, or across cut blocks.

Wild strawberry blossoms
Wild strawberry blossoms

Very often you will discover places to forage for delicious berries later on.

My favourite character in a grou of totem poles  I found
My favourite character in a group of totem poles I found

Occasionally you will find signs of a wilderness culture, a cabin in the woods, or savlageable items.

A nice cascade I discovered by bushwhacking up a stream I saw from the road
A nice cascade I discovered by bushwhacking up a stream I saw from the road

Wherever you go explore you are sure to see new sights, discover areas to explore more, and make memories. Whatever your adventure style make sure to do it safety. Leave a safety plan with someone that can follow through, be self rescue prepared and always trust your intuition.Remember to always pack out some extra trash leaving the wild more serene, and avoid trampling sensitive habitats such as wetlands and alpine terrain.

Adventure safe. Adventure with style.