Meet @joshharder, this week’s featuerd BC Instagrammer and your guide to some amazing mountain hikes in British Columbia.
Amazing photo of Needle Peak. It’s part of the Canadian Cascades but locally known as being in the Anderson River Group. This is Coquihalla Summit.
Here’s a view of Zupjok, Llama and Alpaca peaks from Yak with the Anderson group peaks in left background. Taken from Coquihalla Summit.
Another view from Needle Ridge. If you look left to right, you can see Vicuna , Zupjok, Llama, Alpaca and Yak peaks. Such a beautiful day pictured here.
Here’s a shot of MacFarlane at sunset. Takes a gruelling 5700ft gain in altitude to reach this point, but it looks to us like the view is totally worth it.
But it’s more than the mountains that makes Josh love BC. Outside Chilliwack, Grant Bay is his favourite place in the world. “Days like these or rain, Ill take it” he says.
This past weekend, Josh travelled to Needle Peak again but explored farther to the lake and Flat Iron Mountain. Check out this amazing photo of his hike.
25-year-old Josh Harder lives in beautiful Chilliwack and was raised in Abbotsford. As the father of a 2-year-old boy, he strives to give his son the same kind of adventurous life his parents gave him. Josh has loved the outdoors since a very young age and finds that hiking, visiting lakes, rivers, mountains and the BC coastline has always brought peace to his mind. British Columbia continues to surprise and intrigue him with its vastness, array of almost every climate you could find on the globe and beauty to this day. Josh works as a utility arborist, a job he says has fuelled his drive for photography as it gets him to remote secluded areas all over the province. Photography is a new found love of his and after buying an iPhone, he would of never have guessed the photos he would end up sharing and viewing. He looks forward to seeing and sharing more adventures with everyone. Check out some of his favourite mountain hikes near his home in Southern BC