Slow Down & Enjoy

“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why” –
Eddie Cantor

Alpha Mountain at Levette Lake

It can be very easy to get caught up in the fast pace of life that it doesn’t take much to miss a whole lot.  It’s very easy to do in city life, yet it can also be fairly easy to fall into the rat race no matter where you are.  In Whistler plenty of people are working more than one job.  Sometimes leaving little time for why they moved to Whistler in the first place.  There’s always a pressure to get out and do something.  I often feel if I am at home doing nothing I am wasting something.  Whatever that something may be.

That’s where, for me, camping steps in.  There is hardly anything better than setting up camp somewhere in the forest and just sitting down to do…nothing.  Taking some time to slow down.

Tent Site LL WM

It’s incredible how easy it is to find some amazing camping spots that really aren’t far off the highway, take minimal effort yet feel like you are far out in the wilderness surrounded by nature and all it’s beauty.

Levette Lake campfire peaks by night

Levette Night

Levette Lake is an amazing spot that’s very close to Squamish.  The road up to the lake is a little rough although a few 2WD cars made it.  We were fortunate as the campsite was just about deserted the night we were there.  I’d wager on the weekend it would get pretty hectic if the weather is nice.

Levette Lake Star Trail

Levette Clouds

We got lucky.  The weather was amazing.  It was a beautiful, quiet night.  Just us, the clouds rolling by and a howling wolf…Well, a friendly & odd fellow who liked to howl like a wolf every now and then.  He was strangely good at it.

Reach for the stars WM

It’s a shame this past winter was so short and dry.  It does seem to mean summer has come early and it was incredible to get out to Levette Lake, relax, slow down and unwind.

Try it sometime.

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help” – May Sarton

It felt as though we were really out there. In actual fact we were so close to Squamish, the town's lights set the clouds on fire

It felt as though we were really out there. In actual fact we were so close to Squamish, the town’s lights set the clouds on fire

2 thoughts on “Slow Down & Enjoy

  1. Loved reading this – I agree with taking the time to slow down. Camping is one of my favorite things to do, although somehow last year my gear was left untouched. Awesome photography & very inspirational post. Cheers, g.

    1. Thank you so much G. When you get back to Colorado you’ll have to make sure you get out there! Although I must admit, your travels look pretty amazing! Thanks again for the compliments!!

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