Winter Wonderland

Through the duration of this winter, Squamish has seen next to no snow. Instead, we got lots of rain! However the rain has not been totally unpleasant, for when the clouds clear away and we get some sun, the mountain tops look exceptionally nice. This past Thursday was one of those days. Looking at the snow (above where the clouds would be when it rained) became a bit of an inspiration to go hike to where I could sink my feet into some snow.

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After gazing at what appeared to be computer generated mountains, the plan became to spend the night on top of the chief. With a few good friends at my side, we packed up after class Friday and prepared ourselves for a late night hike to the top. However the plan had experienced some technical difficulties and we ended up staying in the campground below.

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The next morning we were surprised with a beautiful snow fall that thinly covered our surroundings. It was super awesome seeing the temperate rainforest in BC covered in snow. Nevertheless, having the last full week of block over, most of us needed to be back to finish off final projects and other work related endeavors. Myself on the other hand had very little work and still desired to hike up to where there was some serious snow.

All throughout Saturday the snow continued to fall. Lucky enough for me, my best friend from back home was visiting the next day and he was looking to do some “Squamish” related activities. I told him I knew just the thing. So early this morning he picked me up from my residence and we headed out to hike the chief.

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What an awesome experience it was with all of snow! This was one of the best weekends I have had here at Quest and I am honestly blessed to have so many people around the school who want to share in the adventure. I cannot express enough how amazing it is to have so many places to explore minutes away from school. It can be hard at times with busy schedules to get out on an adventure, but if you put in a little extra effort you can make anything happen!

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