Hunting hot springs and road trips with strangers - taking the long route home.

With shoulder season setting in the Canadian Rockies I knew I needed to get out of town. I had met Bruin Alexander a few weeks prior during a backpacking trip at Floe Lake and we became instant friends. With an open invitation to visit him in Whistler and sunshine in the forecast I booked a flight west, instead of our original plan of staying on the west coast for a few days before flying home, we decided to take the long route back to Calgary including packing in as many hot springs as possible over the following two weeks.

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The day I decided to quit my job - A backpacking trip to Havasupai

I remember the moment that I knew I could no longer both work a corporate job and also say yes to all of the things I wanted (needed) to do. It was a Wednesday in early February, I had spent the previous afternoon with Chelsea on a beach on the south shore of Kauai. My phone lit up and it was an invitation from her to go into Havasupai the following week. Every ounce of my being wanted to say yes...

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