It is difficult to reflect on my outdoor life because it is so much part of me. I get a trip idea in my head and everything in my being conspires to make it happen. This has landed me in interesting places in the world: climbing in the Bolivian Andes; canoeing on the south China Sea; jungle exploration in Ecuador. I love outdoor sports for fitness, discovery, adventure, and thrills (different from adventure!) and sometimes get a sense of how these qualities inspire me artistically. Living in Agassiz is the perfect place to keep my mind scanning for wilderness experiences and I’m excited that the Bear Mountain trail will place an entrance into the wilderness right in our backyard. The first thing I want to do is run through the forest from Agassiz to Harrison Hot Springs, have a coffee, then run back.