Hiking on the weekends is my time to decompress and restore. The stress and business of the workweek falls away and the beauty and simplicity of nature fills me up again.

This hiking day at Sentinel Pass near Banff, AB was spectacular. I took this shot as I kicked back, enjoying the view of Larch Valley, and my friend’s dog Gavin was taking it all in, too. It’s times like these that make me feel so fortunate to have the Rocky Mountains in my backyard. In nature I can just be, no pressures or expectations, and these experiences replenish me right to my soul like nothing else can.