You wake up to the gentle crackling of a wood stove and adjust your eyes to the soft morning sunlight shining into the cabin. On the shore is the floatplane that brought you here, patiently waiting for today’s adventure. Flying is the only way into this natural oasis, as there are no roads or trails— not even any other connecting waterways. Just you, your cabin, and the wilderness.
This is how days start at Tesla Lake Lodge.
The abundant runs of chum salmon in the Squamish, Cheakamus, and Mamquam rivers attract bald eagles from all over the Pacific Northwest through the winter months. It was entertaining watching these two take turns at the washed up salmon carcass.
Organizing and packing up after our very first multi-pitch climb in arguably one of the most scenic places @hayoui and I have been to! I’ll admit it was a bit intimidating transitioning from indoor climbing to outdoor. We didn’t know much about knots, how to set up an anchor or rappel. I can’t thank @chrisbrinleejr enough for his knowledge and guidance getting us up there and showing us the ropes (no pun intended). This trip sparked a new (and expensive) love for climbing, looking forward to some upcoming trips!
I have always been fascinated by planes, especially float planes. Having the opportunity to shoot this Dehavilland Beaver flying through the mountain valleys, over glaciers and landing in alpine lakes from another plane earlier this year was a dream come true.
Can’t thank @travelnorthernbc enough for the experience!
@hayoui’s eyes always light up when we are out in the mountains and you’d be hard pressed to wipe the cheeky smile off her face. Her passion and enthusiasm towards nature and wildlife is contagious.
She kicks butt and is always motivating me to go further and push the limits. Always thankful to have this beautiful, badass girl keen to go on any type of adventure, whenever and wherever!
After an unforgettable boat ride through this freshwater fjord a rugged trail brought us up to this view point. After awhile the rain stopped and the clouds broke just as the sun was setting. It felt like there was so much to take in. The landscape was a strange mix of Hawaii, Yosemite and Norway all put together.
Out of all the places I have been fortunate enough to visit, this national park right here in Canada is one of my favourites.
If you zoom in you’ll find @hayoui standing out on a rock, really helps to give scale to this mountain range. Felt pretty lucky to have such great conditions while we were there, not very often you get to see the top of Fitz Roy let alone a reflection of it!
Red sky in the morning, sailors warning. The age old tale was true, a storm came on rolling through later on that afternoon. Apparently fiery red skies indicate that there is high water content in the atmosphere, thus the rain. #themoreyouknow
I’ve had a lot of people ask about this photo series, thinking that the body of water we kayaked on was a river. It looks like a frigid flowing tributary, when in reality, it was the stagnant meltwater around the perimeter of a glacial lake. In the spring, just the surface of the lake’s edges begin to thaw, creating these unique waterways perfect for paddling.
*please note we were foolish for not wearing life jackets, if you’re ever out on the water please use the proper safety gear, thank you*