Camping on the beach at Jones Lake, high in the mountains but less than 30 km off the highway between Chilliwack and Hope. Close to the best thing ever. #explorebc

Camping on the beach at Jones Lake, high in the mountains but less than 30 km off the highway between Chilliwack and Hope. Close to the best thing ever. #explorebc

Being rerouted into the Fraser Canyon due to an accident on the Coquihalla led us to some pretty sweet discoveries. Like the decommissioned Alexandra Bridge here that we walked down to. Dig back in @katiekronbauer’s stream for some info on it.

Fun fact: Katie’s middle name is Alexandra and she’s way more beautiful than this ol’ rusty steel trap.

Being rerouted into the Fraser Canyon due to an accident on the Coquihalla led us to some pretty sweet discoveries. Like the decommissioned Alexandra Bridge here that we walked down to. Dig back in @katiekronbauer’s stream for some info on it.

Fun fact: Katie’s middle name is Alexandra and she’s way more beautiful than this ol’ rusty steel trap.

Despite the extreme weather warning that was in effect (and which hammered us with wind and water) during @coryashworth, @jasondonaldson and my fishing trip last week I keep wishing I was back at those lakes we visited where Cory caught his first fish ever. Just the best. #explorebc

Despite the extreme weather warning that was in effect (and which hammered us with wind and water) during @coryashworth, @jasondonaldson and my fishing trip last week I keep wishing I was back at those lakes we visited where Cory caught his first fish ever. Just the best. #explorebc

What I love about this not-so-scenic view of a pine beetle clearcut from a campsite at Elkhart Lake in BC’s interior is that one day again there’ll be an awesome forest here. Really awesome. As we drove up momentarily on our way through, the BC Forestry Service was just pulling up with a septic truck which emptied the outhouse. That means people are still camping here and poopin’ it up. Tree plantiners are awesome.

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What I love about this not-so-scenic view of a pine beetle clearcut from a campsite at Elkhart Lake in BC’s interior is that one day again there’ll be an awesome forest here. Really awesome. As we drove up momentarily on our way through, the BC Forestry Service was just pulling up with a septic truck which emptied the outhouse. That means people are still camping here and poopin’ it up. Tree plantiners are awesome.

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Some of the last of the sun we saw at Bob’s Lake before the severe weather warning reared its ugly head. #fishing

Some of the last of the sun we saw at Bob’s Lake before the severe weather warning reared its ugly head. #fishing

This was the most treacherous part of our drive to and from Bob’s Lake and Jones Lake yesterday. This nearly washed out portion of a dirt road might not look like much but it was sketchy enough that my passengers @coryashworth and @jasondonaldson opted to get out of my Highlander and walk to the other side, shoot photos and wave at me as I calmly drove through it. #explorebc #britishcolumbia

This was the most treacherous part of our drive to and from Bob’s Lake and Jones Lake yesterday. This nearly washed out portion of a dirt road might not look like much but it was sketchy enough that my passengers @coryashworth and @jasondonaldson opted to get out of my Highlander and walk to the other side, shoot photos and wave at me as I calmly drove through it. #explorebc #britishcolumbia

As I wrote in my last two posts, I took @coryashworth on his first fishing adventure this week and was so proud to see him reel in his first ever trout. Of course I was also there to throw a line in, and here’s a few snaps that Cory sent me from our trip with @jasondonaldson. It was the best time, despite the extreme weather warning we faced! 😊🎣🐸

As I wrote in my last two posts, I took @coryashworth on his first fishing adventure this week and was so proud to see him reel in his first ever trout. Of course I was also there to throw a line in, and here’s a few snaps that Cory sent me from our trip with @jasondonaldson. It was the best time, despite the extreme weather warning we faced! 😊🎣🐸

The first time @katiekronbauer and I visited this lake (which I like for reasons beyond the obvious) there was no clearcut adjacent to it. And I don’t want you to think that just because I love our province and share much of its wondrous outdoors that I think this is an awful thing, because I don’t. Many folks feed their families off of #forestry here, we all use products which are the result of what you see in this photo, and the industry has come a long way; all the trees that come down get replanted. I see the various stages of new growth forests during every single one of our BC adventures, so I know that one day there won’t be a clearcut next to Bob’s Lake… and today it’s okay that there is.

The first time @katiekronbauer and I visited this lake (which I like for reasons beyond the obvious) there was no clearcut adjacent to it. And I don’t want you to think that just because I love our province and share much of its wondrous outdoors that I think this is an awful thing, because I don’t. Many folks feed their families off of #forestry here, we all use products which are the result of what you see in this photo, and the industry has come a long way; all the trees that come down get replanted. I see the various stages of new growth forests during every single one of our BC adventures, so I know that one day there won’t be a clearcut next to Bob’s Lake… and today it’s okay that there is.

You know those panhandlers who hang out at intersections and ask you for money as you’re waiting for your light to turn green? Well, one of them walked up to my window today and flashed the universal sign language for “Hey hey, roll down your window” and he had a look on his face that seemed like genuine concern and urgency, so I rolled it down for him.

Instead of asking me for money he offered the simple advice that “You should take this thing to one of those drive-thru car wash places!”. That’s all he said. Nothing more. He lit the smoke that was in his mouth and walked away and my passenger at the time, @coryashworth, just nodded his head because he had said almost the exact same thing to me earlier in the day. Huh. (at Corner of Dirt Avenue and Fuckit Street)

You know those panhandlers who hang out at intersections and ask you for money as you’re waiting for your light to turn green? Well, one of them walked up to my window today and flashed the universal sign language for “Hey hey, roll down your window” and he had a look on his face that seemed like genuine concern and urgency, so I rolled it down for him.

Instead of asking me for money he offered the simple advice that “You should take this thing to one of those drive-thru car wash places!”. That’s all he said. Nothing more. He lit the smoke that was in his mouth and walked away and my passenger at the time, @coryashworth, just nodded his head because he had said almost the exact same thing to me earlier in the day. Huh. (at Corner of Dirt Avenue and Fuckit Street)

I picked the first ever bowl full of Saskatoon berries from the tree in front of our townhouse today. We’re lucky to live in a new development that @pwl_partnership did the landscape architecture for and there’s quite a few of these outside. Funny thing is that none of our neighbours know they’re edible and I feel like I’m revealing a big secret when I tell them.

PWL also did the landscape of the public spaces in Vancouver’s Olympic Village and all along the seawall here you’ll see these berries on the trees. They’re the ones that nobody’s picking because fruit trees in public spaces aren’t things we look for. Bring a bucket, they’re ripe for the picking.

I picked the first ever bowl full of Saskatoon berries from the tree in front of our townhouse today. We’re lucky to live in a new development that @pwl_partnership did the landscape architecture for and there’s quite a few of these outside. Funny thing is that none of our neighbours know they’re edible and I feel like I’m revealing a big secret when I tell them.

PWL also did the landscape of the public spaces in Vancouver’s Olympic Village and all along the seawall here you’ll see these berries on the trees. They’re the ones that nobody’s picking because fruit trees in public spaces aren’t things we look for. Bring a bucket, they’re ripe for the picking.