Sam McKoy guides us into adventure, deep snow and some personal inquiry

This is Sam.

Sam did an instagram takeover for us and each post was a meaty thought-provoking blog, and so much more than a photo caption or a quick throwaway remark. This week, the instagram becomes the blog, and we get a chance to put ourselves in the hands of a thoughtful young guide.

Over to Sam.

Sam McKoy's selfie on the Wellness Almanac

Hi everyone! Lisa (@pembygrl) has kindly offered me the opportunity to join in as a #guestgrammer on this account for the week. .
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My name is Sam McKoy. Before I go a little more into introduction I’ll mention that I hope to provide some great photos for viewing pleasure. Feel free to view the photo, enjoy it and leave it at that. However, accompanying each photo will be a bit more indepth text on the thought of wellness, people and my connection to these elements. I encourage you to take the time to read more into these thoughts with an open mind and heart and maybe you might find yourself asking yourself similar questions or making your own connections. I’ll be going over topics like identity, place, our environment, privilege, mental health, and a few other topics and I look forward to sharing pieces of writing that I might not otherwise share.
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So who am I? In many ways I’m an elusive figure in Pemberton. I spend a lot of time in the mountains working and playing and have rightly been nicknamed Samsquatch at times for that reason (and my long gait probably). In the fall I study at the University of Northern British Columbia in Natural Resource Management with a focus in Outdoor Recreation and Conservation. So currently I’m posting from Prince George. That said, being born in Whistler and having moved to Pemberton at the age of 12, the Pemberton valley has been my home for nearly half of my years. I’m also an ACMG ski and hiking guide, a grizzly bear viewing guide, interpretive nature guide, photographer, adventurer, etc. More on that later as I move into the concepts of identity tomorow. .
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Photo by Rich So. (I don’t do selfies well). Of note, your probably wondering. Yes that pie was delicious, and those little cubes are maple fudge by my mom. Yumm!
#sammckoyguestgrammer #myintroduction

Hi everyone! Lisa (@pembygrl) has kindly offered me the opportunity to join in as a #guestgrammer on this account for the week. . . My name is Sam McKoy. Before I go a little more into introduction I’ll mention that I hope to provide some great photos for viewing pleasure. Feel free to view the photo, enjoy it and leave it at that. However, accompanying each photo will be a bit more indepth text on the thought of wellness, people and my connection to these elements. I encourage you to take the time to read more into these thoughts with an open mind and heart and maybe you might find yourself asking yourself similar questions or making your own connections. I’ll be going over topics like identity, place, our environment, privilege, mental health, and a few other topics and I look forward to sharing pieces of writing that I might not otherwise share. . . So who am I? In many ways I’m an elusive figure in Pemberton. I spend a lot of time in the mountains working and playing and have rightly been nicknamed Samsquatch at times for that reason (and my long gait probably). In the fall I study at the University of Northern British Columbia in Natural Resource Management with a focus in Outdoor Recreation and Conservation. So currently I’m posting from Prince George. That said, being born in Whistler and having moved to Pemberton at the age of 12, the Pemberton valley has been my home for nearly half of my years. I’m also an ACMG ski and hiking guide, a grizzly bear viewing guide, interpretive nature guide, photographer, adventurer, etc. More on that later as I move into the concepts of identity tomorow. . . Photo by Rich So. (I don’t do selfies well). Of note, your probably wondering. Yes that pie was delicious, and those little cubes are maple fudge by my mom. Yumm! #sammckoyguestgrammer #myintroduction

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