The Hemloft is a famous, but secret egg-shaped tree house in the forest somewhere in Whistler. Basically, the guy who built it did it over a period of a few years, entirely in secret.
A few weeks ago it was reported that he was going to take it down (mainly because it was illegal; he built it on crown land), and so we knew that if we wanted to find it we had to stop putting it off.
Because of the lengths the creator went to to keep it secret, anyone who has since found it has honoured this by not disclosing its location. Meaning we couldn’t just Google it and set off. A previous manager of Jay’s was actually one of the first people to find it, so we called her to ask for some help. We still went the wrong way, but thanks to Elias and Xavier being proper fearless explorers in the wilderness, we found it.
Walking across there was actually kind of scary. It’s way higher up than it looks; the whole tree house hangs on a precipice.
The Hemloft was dismantled and relocated two days after we found it. It was such an impressive structure, especially when you consider that all the materials and huge pieces of timber were carried in by hand, sometimes at 3am, over some very rough terrain.
It looked so impressive, and was well worth the slippery, icy hike (which resulted in me falling into a snow ditch up to my thighs).