Squamish is beautiful, but I've lived a lot of different places over the years and have always been amazed by the local adventures I can have without driving. From biking to running to kayaking and even to backcountry skiing; it might not always be the best snow, or the sickest trail, but being able to head right out your door makes up for a lot.
Check out the link in my bio (www.thecarfreechallenge.com) for more info on the #carfreechallenge and join me in pledging to pursue local adventures in 2018! I'm pledging to gain 150,000 vertical feet without driving, but you can set any goal you want (in vertical gain or distance) on the website.
Share your car free adventures with the hashtag #carfreechallenge!
Its Valleycliffe Day thanks to Shannon! Shannon wrote the following to us: "Hi
I moved to valleycliffe a few years ago and have heard some of its history, and am hoping to learn some more.
I'm hoping to find the history of valleycliffe before it became valleycliffe, specifically the origins of the name Skunk Hollow. I'd be grateful if you could direct me in the right direction.
We know that Valleycliffe was a Merrill & Ring Logging Camp around the turn of last century but would love to hear what our local historians think of why Valleycliffe was referred to as "Skunk Hollow". Leave your comments below. Thank you! #valleycliffe#squamish#exploresquamish#bchistory#canadianheritage#logging#raillogging#skunkhollow
"This is its nesting place. I'm sure of it. I saw it's timber frame dam on the way in. It's oddly silent here, I had expected to hear the sounds of it slapping its homemade pond with its rather large tail. Perhaps it rests in the day? Still, I refuse to leave until I speak to him. The kingdom is in need of a water reserve, and he is the only one with the knowledge to build it. I guess I'll just rest against this green mound." Passage from the book of the mighty, Bornia's battle with the Shambling Mound.