How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Brian Paterson
LMPR is throwing it back to that perennial school day assignment of, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” In the second post of a three part series Head of Digital + Marketing, Brian Paterson, fondly recounts his stunning and remote hiking trip on Vancouver Island.
At the beginning of August, I set with three old friends for an alpine hiking & climbing trip through Vancouver Island’s Strathcona Provincial Park.
The plan was to unplug with a little adventure in the mountains.
Everything required for a week off the grid was packed along on our backs.
Including dehydrated meals, such as my signature dish: mashed potatoes, kale & bacon.
Sometimes the sun was shining…
… sometimes sunset put on a show…
… other times the weather refused to cooperate.
Sometimes the trail got a little exposed…
… other times the ‘trail’ was really more of a cliff.
Still, when the path leads to places like these…
… it’s worth every metre climbed, kilometre hiked, and blister gained.