There's More To Do Outside Than Hiking
I'm from Northern BC, so a great point of pride for me is that
I'm an outdoors woman.
I don't like hiking.
So somehow suddenly everyone thinks that I'm just a city dwelling, urbanite, clad in high heels, dirt-a-phobic, basic B. Except I'm not. Not all the time anyway. I have just been reduced to this by people who are equating outdoor in the woods time with hiking.
My dislike of hiking is sacrilegious as a British Columbian and a Vancouverite, and I know this. But I don't feel it should preclude me from being outdoorsy. I can rough it. I can sleep in tents, and start fires, and steer a canoe and I like roasting hot dogs. A lot. Someone asked me what I did as a kid without TV and I said, "I dunno, played in a dirt pile?" that's part of who I am. [I also spent time doing sparkling photo shoots]
So a summer goal is to change some of those minds who have reduced me to such without having to hike. Much.
I mean I live in Vancouver. I just made plans for double-date hike + brunch for the long weekend.