It’s that time of year again, when we choose the most perfect moments and reflect on them, hold on to them, to validate to ourselves that they were something special. We choose these memories because they are the way things should have been, would have been, had it not been for, well, life. In these snapshots, the moments are unwarped and golden. The views and sensations are in fine detail: wildflowers dancing in the breeze, rainfall streaming down my face, legs overrun by a burning sensation from pushing…

September 25, 2016 Despite the heavy traffic, Garibaldi Lake is awesome. Whether you’re trying to impress your social media feed with your back-to-nature simplicity, or you’re wholeheartedly looking to get out for some fresh air, exercise, and solid views, a hike to Garibaldi Lake makes a lot of people happy. Trail users and park frequenters love the area. Have you ever seen someone along the trail not smiling? – I mean, after the 6km junction of course. Because before then, the switchbacks give little reason for anyone to…

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…

July 12, 2014 This trip has been on my mind for quite some time now. Plan was to hike to Helm Lake, get around Cinder Cone to check out the headwaters, and then figure out the rest according to the temperature and my energy level (head back to the lot or check out the black tusk view point). I was already feeling exhausted during my 5am drive to the Rubble Creek parking lot. I’ve hiked Garibaldi Lake a few times and I’ve never been up Taylor Meadows; I…

A few weeks ago we went to Whistler (and beyond) for some skiing & Kilimanjaro xtraining. Due to very cold temperatures, we kept our hikes short and low. Not much to tell in terms of blood sugar management here, but I’ll share some shots of what we saw:       

A few weekends ago, Ryan and I hiked to Garibaldi Lake. My blood sugars were a little tough to manage for most of the hike. It turned out to be one of those days. Blood sugar log: 12.8 @ 9:27am 8.1 @ 9:39am 6.8 & 6.3 @9:53am 11.2 @ 10:17am 12.1 @10:21am 5.8 & 6.1 @ 11:25am 4.0 @12:03pm 7.4 @ 1:21pm Our first stop was at Tim Hortons in Squamish. I had a bagel and corrected with about a third of the units I’d normally take. Depending…