For the past eight years it never really sunk in that I’m chronically ill! Yes I’ve had the terrible flare ups associated with Ulcerative Colitis. The frequent bowel movements, intense pain, and weight loss are just a few of the symptoms I was dealing with. But my mind has always been focused on battling the disease. I never thought about how my life has completely changed. I mean really taken the time to let these thoughts and emotions pass.
I recently had the pleasure to do some backpacking on the Western Uplands trail in Algonquin Provincial Park. The terrain was relatively easy, so even though we were on foot, we managed to cover a lot of distance each day. Approximately 50km total to be exact.
What can I say about Squamish, BC, other than it’s an incredibly special place for me. It represents freedom, wildness, and pure adventure that brings on certain emotions that I find trouble to articulate. It’s proximity to outdoor activities make it a haven for multiple disciplines of adventures sports, and draws people from all over the world.