One Year, Countless Dogs, Priceless Entertainment

It was about a year ago that I went on a hike with a handler from the Canine Valley Re-Education & Adventure Centre  to snap some photos for their website. That led to a bi-weekly dog hiking session of my own, armed only with some minor hiking essentials, and an iPhone for a camera, and of course a pack of dogs.

One year later, and an estimated 60,000 metres in total elevation climbed, 1,500 kms combined travel distance, countless dogs exercised and trained, many lessons learned, and practically every weather combination you can imagine, and it's still an adventure every time I set foot in the hills with the pack of dogs for the day. 

Here is a gallery of some of the shots I've taken over the year.

 

Happy Anniversary Buchanan Fam!

What an awesome little family! While looking at facebook earlier today, I was reminded about this awesome little family and their wedding I attended and shot for them one year ago today. I also had the chance to travel out east earlier this spring, when I got to meet their newest additions to the family, Oliver & Finn.  Wow, such cuties!! I have known Lisa for about six years now. We've been on all sort of adventures together, my most memorable being the time she signed us up for the Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race having barely been on a mountain bike! To my personal regret, having lost a good buddy and adventure companion, she moved back to Ontario. But it was all for good reason when she met her soulmate, and also moved closer to her family. This past year for her has certainly been worth celebrating! This is one of the coolest couples I know, and I feel so lucky to have shared these days with them.

 

Welcome Aris to the Canine Valley home!

Canine Valley handler, Miriam T, welcomed a new little guy into the family. His name is Aris and he's a Belgain Groenendael. He'll be around the Centre all summer, so I imagine there will be plenty of photos of him to come!

Tantalus Range - Beers, Birthdays & Bacon!

Klemen celebrating the good life!

My friend, Klemen Mali, an adventurer,  accomplished climber and mountain guide with Climb The Peaks turned 40 this year! And holding true to his adventurous spirit, he decided to host his party in the Tantalus Range with the Jim Haberal Hut as our accommodation and a helicopter for transportation. No 40th birthday party would be complete without a Keg of beer and all the meat you can eat including Bacon with every meal! The weekend started with a bit of uncertainty whether we would be able to land the helicopters or not, but the weather changed and we even managed to get a climb of Mt. Dione in. Can't wait to return to this place!