#ThisWeekOnInstagram I'm already feeling the urge to strap on the backpack and wander. While on this trip with @matt_jackisch, he told me how good he feels when he puts a pack on. I understand that feeling now, associating the backpack with feelings of excitement, adventure and the knowledge that you're going to create something new.
It kinda sucks because it's already winter in the mountains... but it also gives me lots of time to prepare, plan and get in better shape. 😂 My goal is to be able to hike faster with a pack over 50lbs. Overall this hike had a gain of 900m/3000ft (I had to look it up because it's one of those hikes where you regain a lot of lost elevation) and I had to take it a lot slower than I was used to. I didn't do it just for the photos though, I do it because it feels so good to live in the moment. Something I'm chasing more and more.
I've been making a list of local backpacking trips to do next season which I'm quite excited about. There are a ton of gems in the Squamish and Whistler areas, some well known, some of them not so well known. In 2020 I intend to push my comfort zone more than I have in 2019. There are just too many beautiful places out there to see, experience and photograph. 😀
As usual, I've made some adjustments to this image so I'm posting it again.