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Rachel Bertsch

2 months ago (2019-05-14 19:06:35)

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These are hardly perfect photos. The light was bad, my camera settings off, and when I looked way later after taking them, it just didn't have the quality I was hoping for.

But this feed has never been a collection of perfect photos. It's been a timeline of the good times of my life for the past few years.

When we moved into the van last month, we packed more sports equipment than clothes. We hoped that we would be able to do adventurous things and make solid memories beyond just seeing the sights.

When we got to Tumbler Ridge last week, it was because I was itching to see the waterfalls of the area and get out hiking. After our first 2km hike took us 2 hours since we were waist deep in snow only to arrive at a half frozen waterfall, I felt slightly frustrated that we would end up not doing the cool things I hoped to but would have to readjust to a level we would find boring.

The 45km overnight backpacking trip we cut, but I desperately wanted to see Kinuseo Falls in Monkman Park.

We almost didn't drive the 60km dirt road to Monkman, fearing it too would be frozen and not worth it after hearing the road had snow cover, deep ruts and pot holes for days.

We went. Because, we had driven over 1500km specifically in that direction to see those falls.

And when we arrived, they were glorious. We hiked 2km downstream in perfect light during the morning and decided we needed to get a closer look. So, by afternoon (...because everything takes longer with a 6 month old...) we were back downriver and paddling upstream to get close enough to feel the spray.

We were stoked to have Elena in the boat with a smile on her face, happy to be exploring and fascinated with the world around her.

It might not have photographed well but it was a load of fun. And for us, a preview of the adventures we hope will come.

  • we the to and a it of i in would km was but for when were have because be not that get with see perfect after month last falls had things deep monkman us road frozen snow hoped just been didn't my photos light her load ruts pot well holes days fun photographed went driven over specifically might direction cover hearing preview almost cut desperately wanted kinuseo will park drive adventures dirt hope fearing too worth around those smile arrived paddling takes longer face old back downriver upstream backpacking on close enough feel spray stoked elena everything happy boat decided they glorious hiked downstream during morning needed exploring closer look so by world afternoon fascinated trip these overnight into times life past few years moved van timeline packed more sports equipment than clothes able good it's adventurous later hardly bad camera settings off looked way taking collection them quality hoping this feed has never do make boring slightly are only arrive at half waterfall felt frustrated since end up doing cool readjust level find waist hours solid week memories beyond seeing sights got tumbler ridge itching took waterfalls area out hiking our first hike come
  • we the to and a it of i in would km was but for when were have because be not that get with see perfect after month last falls had things deep monkman us road frozen snow hoped just been didn't my photos light her load ruts pot well holes days fun photographed went driven over specifically might direction cover hearing preview almost cut desperately wanted kinuseo will park drive adventures dirt hope fearing too worth around those smile arrived paddling takes longer face old back downriver upstream backpacking on close enough feel spray stoked elena everything happy boat decided they glorious hiked downstream during morning needed exploring closer look so by world afternoon fascinated trip these overnight into times life past few years moved van timeline packed more sports equipment than clothes able good it's adventurous later hardly bad camera settings off looked way taking collection them quality hoping this feed has never do make boring slightly are only arrive at half waterfall felt frustrated since end up doing cool readjust level find waist hours solid week memories beyond seeing sights got tumbler ridge itching took waterfalls area out hiking our first hike come
  • we the to and a it of i in would km was but for when were have because be not that get with see perfect after month last falls had things deep monkman us road frozen snow hoped just been didn't my photos light her load ruts pot well holes days fun photographed went driven over specifically might direction cover hearing preview almost cut desperately wanted kinuseo will park drive adventures dirt hope fearing too worth around those smile arrived paddling takes longer face old back downriver upstream backpacking on close enough feel spray stoked elena everything happy boat decided they glorious hiked downstream during morning needed exploring closer look so by world afternoon fascinated trip these overnight into times life past few years moved van timeline packed more sports equipment than clothes able good it's adventurous later hardly bad camera settings off looked way taking collection them quality hoping this feed has never do make boring slightly are only arrive at half waterfall felt frustrated since end up doing cool readjust level find waist hours solid week memories beyond seeing sights got tumbler ridge itching took waterfalls area out hiking our first hike come
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we the to and a it of i in would km was but for when were have because be not that get with see perfect after month last falls had things deep monkman us road frozen snow hoped just been didn't my photos light her load ruts pot well holes days fun photographed went driven over specifically might direction cover hearing preview almost cut desperately wanted kinuseo will park drive adventures dirt hope fearing too worth around those smile arrived paddling takes longer face old back downriver upstream backpacking on close enough feel spray stoked elena everything happy boat decided they glorious hiked downstream during morning needed exploring closer look so by world afternoon fascinated trip these overnight into times life past few years moved van timeline packed more sports equipment than clothes able good it's adventurous later hardly bad camera settings off looked way taking collection them quality hoping this feed has never do make boring slightly are only arrive at half waterfall felt frustrated since end up doing cool readjust level find waist hours solid week memories beyond seeing sights got tumbler ridge itching took waterfalls area out hiking our first hike come


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@wildfrolicker posted 2 months ago

So worth it in the end!! These photos πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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@bookminder posted 2 months ago

Impressive, the tiny kayak really gives perspective.

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@vamporter posted 2 months ago

You're wrong. It is a perfect photo!

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@vamporter posted 2 months ago

Elena is outfitted well. Love the rain slicker on top of the other clothes. lol

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@mysticmountainadventures posted 2 months ago

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@geldtien posted 1 month ago

Moving on... πŸ˜‚

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