Garibaldi Lake

Garibaldi Lake

It was our last full day in Squamish, British Columbia and we had a lofty goal. Bobby had been reading and dreaming about hiking to Garibaldi Lake. The trip would be 11 miles with 3000 feet of elevation gain and I was unsure if I would be able to complete it. I hadn’t done anything with that distance or elevation gain in a couple of years. We were also concerned that Jack wouldn’t last that long in his carrier and would be a total wreck by the end. The longest he had done was 7 miles. But, we were in…

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Whistler – Blackcomb Lake

Whistler – Blackcomb Lake

We were vacationing for a week in Squamish, British Columbia and decided that a day trip to Whistler (a short 45 minute drive away) would be really fun! We had been to Whistler once before back in November of 2013. We had found out we were pregnant with Jack less then a week before we were set to leave. That vacation was to be a long weekend of snowboarding with friends, being newly pregnant, and not a very talented snowboarder, I was advised by my midwives not to participate. So, my last trip to Whistler was spent in a lovely…

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Stawamus Chief

Stawamus Chief

We had arrived in Squamish for a week of fun in the sun and mountains. For our first hike we chose the Stawamus Chief which was just a short 5 minute drive from the house we were renting in town. This is one of THE hikes to do when in Squamish and we were excited to see the views of the surrounding mountains that this hike promised. We had gotten to the trailhead just before 7:00am and were the first car in the lot. This hike is notoriously popular and we had decided that our 5:30am cheerful alarm that goes off every…

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