Mashon and “Bushy” are the PB&J of the Coast Range. They always go together, and when they do, it just works. The bromance that Mashon and Bushfield have cultivated is one of shared curiosity. The two of them are insatiable for new adventures, and with a slew of tools at their disposal—including Bushy’s glacier landing-equipped Cessna airplane—they travel from Pemberton to Squamish to Tofino and back the way most people go to Creekside. The now-internet famous teepee that Mashon built in Squamish’s backyard is a good example of their collective creative power. Mashon applied the same tireless attention to detail he uses in his photography, to building the teepee. Bushy helped him find a location and the rest will go down in mountain culture history as one of the most bad-ass backcountry cabins ever. Plus, it moves.
+ RORY AND MASON BESIDE SEAGULL FEATHER
+ TEEPEE TOWN II
+ RORY BUSHFIELD
Fast forward from last winter, and the teepee has housed Bushy and Mashon in multiple new locations i, with big plans for the upcoming winter. It’s this same spirit of exploration and the pursuit of fun in the outdoors that stands in stark contrast to how we view Mashon on the surface.
+ MASON MASHON
From Instagram, he and others like Bushy seem charmed but they end up where they are from pure effort, creativity and drive. If only we could see them in their true element, soot-charred faces hunkered down in a frigid teepee with a diminishing scotch and food supply, weathered in and wondering when the fog will lift so they can eat again…but somehow still, always, smiling.
+ RORY BUSHFIELD
“They end up where they are from pure effort, creativity and drive”
With three sets of teepee poles in the franchise, the Bushy and Mase empire is growing. It’s a Coast Range kingdom built on adventurous friendship, and if their long-running partnership hints at anything, it’s that there is more fun to be found in the future. Without a doubt, it will be found near a teepee…nowhere near you.
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1420m squamish backcountry, 2017
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