Category Archives: Art

Fire and Icefields

As the last leg of our inaugural journey to the Canadian Rockies, we spent a leisurely day driving up the Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper. The wildfire smoke—an ever-present threat during this trip—was mostly absent that day, treating us to unforgettable views of Peyto and Bow Lakes, Mistaya Canyon, Sunwapta Falls, and the […]

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Retracing Our Footsteps

I don’t have any memories from my first trip to Lake Louise; I must’ve been three or four years old at the time, whisked up to Alberta alongside my baby brother Jamie. Our parents strapped us to their backs, nestled securely in baby carriers fit for a day hike in the Canadian Rockies. My grandparents […]

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Love, and Lake O’Hara

For a place that would become the site of two huge milestones in our life together, Lake O’Hara was giving us a rough first impression. After piling into a yellow school bus with a few dozen other eager campers, we were driven seven miles into the backcountry; as we were ushered off the bus into […]

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Through

After three important people in my life passed away last summer—two important people, and one important animal, to be precise—my first momentary escape from sadness came as I walked through subalpine fields teeming with wildflowers. Mount Rainier’s Spray Park bursts into bloom each July with beargrass, Indian paintbrush, lupine, and avalanche lilies; we spotted a […]

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Sea to Sky

For two years preceding our move to Seattle, all of our single-minded work was in service of reaching a simple goal: building a life together near the mountains. When we arrived, I knew that our patience and perseverance would be rewarded with incredible opportunities for adventure. In our seven months here, we’ve been awestruck by […]

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