Trip Date: November 6, 2016 Holy mother of dragons, discovery of the 2016 Fall season: Crooked Falls in Squamish, BC. With the record breaking rain we’ve had to date this season, it was a no-brainer to find some waterfalls to chase a few Sundays ago. We recently hiked to Kennedy Falls  and Cypress Falls in the North Shore, and I’ve spent some time exploring various cascades on Burke Mountain, including Sawblade Falls. After some plan-devising, we decided to hike the Sigurd Creek Trail to Crooked Falls, located in…

Trip date: February 27, 2016 My sister, Skeena (the family dog), and I recently checked out the Woodland Walk trail, located in Burke Mountain, Port Coquitlam. We were looking for a quick, mellow jaunt through the woods. The Woodland Walk trail is a relatively flat hike; one of many trails created by the Burke Mountain Naturalists from abandoned logging roads in the Burke Mountain area. It includes some long, gradual ups and downs. The end destination is the Woodland Waterfall. From there you can either continue up to…

June 13, 2015 Trip Report: Ryan and I headed up the Hurley on Friday night and car-camped at the trail head. Goal was to poke up to Semaphore Lakes and beyond. Stats Total distance: ~8.81km Cumulative elevation gain: 460m The hike to the lakes offers quick access to surrounding summits including Locomotive, Tender, Caboose, Handcar, Face, etc. Pros: quick access to alpine, range of scrambles from beginner to advanced levels, water sources along the trail.

Trip Date: March 28, 2015 Ryan & I are currently on a waterfall kick. After exploring High Falls Creek, the week before, I was eager to hike to another set of falls. I had heard of Sawblade falls, located in my old stomping grounds, in Burke Mountain. The falls can range from a full cascade to a tiny little trickle down a rock wall inside the canyon. Hoping for good timing, we were expecting a great water fall. There are several ways to get to Sawblade falls; we were planning…

Trip Date: March 21, 2015 Ryan and I recently decided to check out the High Falls creek trail in Squamish. This hike has been on my to-do list for a while now and I was stoked to get it done. Prior to hiking the High Falls creek trail, I had zero experience photographing waterfalls. On our way to Squamish, I thought to brush up on my waterfall photog skills and skimmed through a few sites online. I found this blog to be the most helpful: http://www.alexwisephotography.net/blog/2011/11/16/how-to-photograph-waterfalls-tutorial/ Along Squamish Valley road,…

The Trip With snow already hitting some of the higher peaks and our nights getting cooler, it’s safe to say Fall is underway. I’ve soaked up as much sun as possible this month, including an excellent day in Garibaldi Park. Last Saturday, a few of us hiked up to Wedgemount Lake. Not a bad way to mark the start of the end of a hiking season. Tall trees, rushing creek, and pristine alpine views. The hike to Wedgemount Lake is a Garibaldi classic. With the 1200m gain within…