One of my go-to camping experts is my friend Sarah who blogs and designs gorgeous jewellery and hand-dyed scarves over at Camp + Quarry. I can always peruse her blog or instagram photos and pick up useful tips and ideas for hanging out in the great outdoors. It doesn’t hurt that she lives in Vancouver and is minutes away from the ocean and other beautiful camp spots nearby. I am so excited that she is sharing some of her favourite spots on the blog today. - Kait
Elbow Lake Sheep River Valley
When Kait asked me to contribute a guest post on one of my favourite subjects (the outdoors) I admit, I felt totally overwhelmed. I have so many photos and stories and routes that I would like to share here. So many memories and mountain-y good times (and wild camping trips) that I really can’t begin to scratch the surface with words. So, instead, I’ve decided to share some photos from some of my most favourite places (all two hours or less from Calgary) in the hopes that you’ll be inspired to get out there and enjoy the Rockies. Looking through these old shots I found myself wishing I was spending the summer back in Alberta messing around in the mountains. I hope you’ll get out there this summer, too, whether you spend the night or not. And, Kait, thanks for inviting me to share on your blog and happy first camping trip ever to you!