Kenny

Kenny

@wafflesmoker

Cause those waffles ain't gonna smoke themselves. Vancouver Island BC
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Kenny

@wafflesmoker


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This beauty was a minute off the trail and was a impossible to ignore magnet. Gotta love the color of glaciermelt.

17 Hours ago
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Summit Lucky on top of King's Peak? Don't mind if I do. Given the socked in and rainy conditions on the ascent, a view of the shrouded Elkhorn and pristine Strathcona Provincial Park were a treat.

1 Days ago
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I had no idea the King's Peak approach would be so breathtakingly beautiful! I was just in awe on the way up but couldn't care less on the way down. Just kidding, the entire round trip was amazing 😉 On a side note, I used the LongExpo app on my phone to capture this and other shots like it. It's a free app and has a timer so once propped against a rock I think they turn out all right.

2 Days ago
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King's Peak as seen from Queen's Face. Such a beautiful if arduous day, filled with a mixed bag of conditions. Blue skies and sunny to cloudy with light rain and back to blue sky and scattered clouds. Even with no views cloud walking is one of my favorites. Spirits always seemed lifted in my group and I'd say all in all the day kicked ass. I'll admit my ass got kicked good and hard by this mountain. I'd love to go back but perhaps next time not as a day trip.

2 Days ago
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I love spots like this, they make me happy.

4 Days ago
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Got to hang out with my good friend Cassandra and made a couple of new friends this past weekend. Cassandra, Deon, Eric and I climbed Kings Peak yesterday as a day hike. I gotta say while I enjoyed it and it filled my soul to the brim with happy, it took a massive toll on my legs and could barely walk today. Worth the pain and lack sleep and definitely an adventure I'll never forget. I had no idea the approach was going to be so beautiful, even by Vancouver Island standards. Waterfalls, old growth forest, the largest and oldest Yellow Cedar I've ever seen, and of course there's the mountain. All in all it was an amazing day.

4 Days ago
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A living room should be comfortable. Just sayin. 📷 @loopymegs

7 Days ago
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Rishi fungus I think 🤔 My friend Stefan makes the most amazing beer tincture outta these. Looks a little like sponge toffee I think. Mmmmm I like sponge toffee 😋 and beer too, I like beer.

7 Days ago
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Kenny

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Beach times are good times, even more so when you get a beach like this to yourself. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I hate people but I definitely feel better when they're not around.

8 Days ago
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Kenny

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What's best in life? I honestly never ask myself that, or anyone else for that matter. Too busy doin what I do and appreciating who I'm lucky enough to do it with.

9 Days ago
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All the yumminess! 😋

10 Days ago
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Kenny

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The power of calm...it's a thing. Going to the forest or just nature in general washes away the unnatural stresses heaped upon me in my daily life. The crushing weight of city life is taken from my shoulders and I'm able to breathe. I get to be me, the best of me, with no need for armor, no one judging me, telling me what to do or buy. I feel strong and weak, a giant and insignificant all at once. I love myself best when I'm in the woods, up a mountain, or on a beach. That person I become in the calmness is the best me and when I inevitably have to come back to the city, I try to bring back more of that me.

12 Days ago
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The dude and I...we've got a thing for big trees. 🌲🌲🌲 moretreeslessassholes

14 Days ago
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Roamin the forest with my shadow, such a little ninja. Thank you for capturing the moment Meg 😉

15 Days ago
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Kenny

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Adventure Doggo! The king of all he surveys 😉

16 Days ago
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Sun's out, bum's out 🍑

17 Days ago
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Kenny

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Love this pic but the subpar quality is annoying. Fun times in the forest with my two favorites.

18 Days ago
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The view point we stopped at to drink from the last of the sun's warmth would've made a dope spot to camp for the night but work the next day...stupid adulting. Still, a badass spot though.

23 Days ago
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Kenny

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I don't ever want to be too old or too adult to climb trees. 📷 @loopymegs

24 Days ago
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For many reasons of late I haven't been able to adventure as much as my soul craves. Yesterday's epic shenanigans more than made up for that though and was capped by this view on the way home. Well except for the gargantuan bull elk we ran into shortly after this but didn't take a pic of cause I couldn't take my eyes off him fighting a tree that was clearly asking for trouble by standing where oddly he oughtn't and was becoming an antler/branch entangled tornado of testosterone. Really, probably should've filmed that but you get this instead 😉

25 Days ago
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I detest the fire ban season but I reserve a special hatred for those who don't respect it. Don't be the hero that burns a forest down. And no this isn't a recent pic, I was trying out the whole fake instagram fire thing but failed miserably. cantdofake

30 Days ago
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Sticks on the brain no doubt.

35 Days ago
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That time the doggo and I went to Keeha with my photographer friend Jesse and this happened. 📷 @skidlidoo

36 Days ago
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Sometimes the call of the forest is so strong in me I feel like I must be part bear, part wolf or part tree. Maybe all of the above 🤔

37 Days ago
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This shot was almost a year ago when my friend Kayleigh, the doggo and I climbed Mount Klitsa. Such a beauty day, even if the Malahat sucked on the way home. I miss your beautiful kindness woman and I'm sorry I wasn't able to spend time with you or Drew. ❤️ andshesdopetoo radgirlslife

43 Days ago
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Walbran Falls action for your viewing pleasure. My friends Drew and Kayleigh are back on the island and in the Walbran this weekend! I wish so much I could be out there with you but I'll be up on Browns Mountain for Tall Tree and I hope even though I'm missing being out there with you that you know how much I miss you 😘 @drewcvanisland @fernsandfoxes

58 Days ago
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So many loves in one capture...the doggo, arbutus, misty forest and a tiny bit of ocean for good measure. thesugarlife lifesruffgetadog

60 Days ago
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Budders loves the Walbran too.

61 Days ago
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This was just below the summit and even though it was a year ago it seems like just last weekend. This island will open her skirt and reveal her most hidden beauty if one but only asks. Eternally grateful for my mom and brother for talking me into moving here and making this my home. Twenty years I've been here roaming and exploring but still I've barely scratched the surface.

63 Days ago
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I'll admit it, I'm addicted to these panel panoramas. This was just over a year ago on the approach up the flank of the Triple Peak Massif. While from this angle it looks smaller, we climbed the center peak which is the true summit of the three. Couldn't have done it without the team and the leadership of Chris Istace @stasher_bc Big love ❤️

64 Days ago
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Kenny

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Got mountains on my brain and a strong desire to be a better man than I was yesterday. I wasn't bad or anything like that but I can be better. On a side note, I finally managed to track down the latest issue of @coastmountainculture magazine and as I'm looking through it I was truly a impressed with @mikeberard piece titled The Dust! Beautifully written Mike!

65 Days ago
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Woke up from forest dreamin and immediately wishing I hadn't but I need my job. Dammit. I have many loves in life but the forest is one of my absolute favorites. Especially the Walbran as it's one of the only true, ancient and intact forests I've ever known. I need to build a cabin there.

66 Days ago
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Not physically in the Walbran this weekend but at home having a restful break. I've been out there every weekend for a month and even though I needed to stay in town I'm jonsing for my Walbran fix. The love I have for that place and the people it attracts, the connections I've made with both the river and the forest, as well as those who go and share that place is such a tangible beauty that I'm always sad to leave behind when I return to the city. I can't do justice to this behemoth of a tree, Western Red Cedar who's stood tall and strong for a thousand years but standing in close proximity to her is so very humbling. She epitomizes nature in every sense, giving and nurturing a multitude of different species. Like my friend Shane @bustapbj says old growth logging needs to end now. Full stop ✋

69 Days ago