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User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Oct 24, 2017 8:41 PM (UTC)
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It's a gorgeous fall day, I've got a date with my bike after work, a bag of apples fresh from the orchard in my kitchen, I can't help but think I've got so many wonderful people in my life, and hot damn my coffee this morning was good.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Oct 19, 2017 4:00 AM (UTC)
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Thomas, having all the fun up at Mallard Lodge last season.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Sep 8, 2017 1:06 AM (UTC)
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Here's Jo, excited to see snow and be on a glacier. Probably daydreaming about skis.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 31, 2017 3:19 PM (UTC)
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User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 18, 2017 2:23 PM (UTC)
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The glacier's booms woke me up at 4am the morning I was hiking out. Since I had been planning on leaving around 6, I thought I may as well just get up, grab the stove and coffee, and sit by the lake for a while.

I may have stayed way longer than planned.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 14, 2017 2:01 PM (UTC)
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Berg Glacier

Berg glacier announces it's shifts and cracks with thunderclaps that echo up the valley. It is crazy cool to hear. Everyone stops what they're doing and looks at the mountain. Total drama queen if you ask me.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 14, 2017 4:42 AM (UTC)
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User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 12, 2017 4:48 PM (UTC)
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User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 12, 2017 4:43 PM (UTC)
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User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 11, 2017 7:10 PM (UTC)
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Long hair, don't care💃

Snowbird Pass came highly recommended by locals in Jasper, and it was so good I'm pretty sure I had that smile the entire way.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 11, 2017 12:09 AM (UTC)
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The ultra lush forest section of the hike, just before Kinney Lake.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 10, 2017 2:00 PM (UTC)
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If you saw my packing concerns I posted about in stories earlier this week; that 30 liter bag was what I was worried about!

I had planned to share a tent and cooking with two other people while doing Berg Lake Trail this past weekend. Unexpected circumstances prevented them from coming, and I was already in Jasper when I found out the morning of our start date that they couldn't come.

Not being new to things going wrong with partners, I brought all the gear they were responsible for, thinking if they forgot something we'd still be covered. If they brought everything I could leave my stuff in the car, right? I didn't think that I'd actually have to pack everything...hence the 30 liter bag.

It turned out to be the best packing job of my life. 4 days worth of gear and food supplies crammed into 30 liters with a tent strapped to the outside, and everything weighing just under 30lbs. A pretty light load for 66km!
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 9, 2017 6:27 PM (UTC)
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User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 9, 2017 6:14 PM (UTC)
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Forest fires in Rogers Pass, August 2nd 2017.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Aug 4, 2017 4:55 AM (UTC)
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User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Jul 25, 2017 11:44 PM (UTC)
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I love it here. I love that you can find lush ceder patches hidden in the shadow of north aspects, ride through douglas fir groves, then roll through the grasslands with ponderosa pines scattered through out. You might see some cacti in there, will definitely get some tumble weed stuck in your spokes. I love poping up on a ridge and seeing the patchwork of orchards and vinyards on the next hill over. And I know many people see the grasslands in Okanagan as a dead, brown landscape in the hot summer months...but I've always considered them hills to be golden.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Jul 24, 2017 10:42 PM (UTC)
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Getting some hands-on experience in alpine route finding the other week. It's super cool to see things start to come together for your friends.
User Image _nicolemelody_ Posted: Jul 24, 2017 3:45 AM (UTC)
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Rode Gillard with the guys on a hardtail today...and I came out alive so I'm going to take that as a win. A big win!