Everyone who attends Quest knows how beautiful Squamish is in the fall. Unfortunately, this is somehow still a secret to the rest of the world. The wind gets a little cooler, the nights become brisk but the sun is still hot enough to keep a smile on your face.
Fall is my favorite season in Squamish, the local produce is flowing and the farmers market is stuffed to the brim with veggies and other delicious treats. The buzz of activity that comes with the summer season recedes, visitors have packed up and moved on. The mountain biking trails are free and clear, and I never have to wait to drop into my favorite ride.
The migratory animals and local flora and fauna are busy making their winter preparations and the hiking trails are a phantasmagoria of sounds sights and smell. I love hiking the Chief, it provides a glorious view of the changing leaves, and you have your pick of the peaks with no lineups or waits, not even the tuna can parking lots are full.
On occasion, if I need a study break, and I’m feeling a bit brave, jumping into Brohm Lake, or taking a dip in the river provides a refreshing reminder of the changing seasons.