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Nothing Feels Better Than This

Hi, it’s been a while.

Writing has been on my mind for some time. I was reading through old posts and laughed at how much life has changed. I look back at the person I was and I can barely recognize her. I’ve written and rewritten this post countless times since 2019. Each time I’ve come back to it, something major has evolved.

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2018’s Ten Most Popular Hikes (On This Site)

December 19, 2018  •  Thoughts  •  by Ashika Parsad

What did one snowman say to the other?
Is it just me, or does it smell like carrots out here?

It’s my end-of-year wrap-up and you know the drill.

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An Interview with David Crerar,
The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore

June 12, 2018  •  Guidebook  •  by Ashika Parsad


The North Shore mountains are notorious for their beauty, popularity, and sometimes unforgiving environment. Despite being within an hour’s drive from a major metropolitan center and containing trails that see hundreds, if not thousands of hikers a day, these peaks and valleys leave much to be explored. As the focus of major human activity over hundreds of years, the North Shore mountains have witnessed countless lifetimes of history. 

Have you ever walked along a trail and wondered how it got to be there? Have you ever peeled off of the main trail, followed a faint spur, only to have it disappear into a neverending forest? Have you ever studied maps (or Google Earth) and wondered why a certain trail goes a certain way, wondered if you can loop together two intriguing destinations, or wondered how that funny name got attached to that feature? Lucky for us, authors David Crerar, Bill Maurer, and Harry Crerar have answered many of these questions in their recently published guidebook, The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore. Read More