Picture of the week

Hi guys!

A few weekends ago I went with my girlfriend, Dieuwertje, to try out the famous ‘Grouse Grind’. Whoever I spoke to already warned me that it was going to be a tough hike, but worth it in the end. I was thinking to myself “yeah right, it cannot be that hard”.

I have to admit that it was not just an average Sunday walk. I could feel most of the muscles in my body when I finally arrived on the top, but overall it was a really nice feeling. Kinda like to conquer something.
The first thing I did when I arrived to the top was to order a double cheese burger with fries. After a serious work out like that it tasted even better 😀

If you have not tried it yet, it is a must and I can definitely recommend it.

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Grouse Mountain Hike! Part 1

All I can say is – WOW! Saturday was an amazing day! The weather was gorgeous and made it the perfect day for hiking. Five of us met up to enjoy the day and get some exercise! I’m glad we could hike it together, because I must say that having each other there for moral support was needed.

You know, when I thought about hiking Grouse Mountain, I expected it  to be a couple hours of fun and some good exercise. When we arrived at the bottom, and I looked up to see the clouds covering the top of the mountain – I knew then that it wasn’t going to be all that easy.

It was a grueling 1 hour and 40 minute walk to the top. There were markers along the trail saying “You have now reached the 1/4 mark.” When I saw that sign I wanted to cry! I was a lot more out of shape than I thought, and with Radek calling me “Grandma”, you can only imagine how unamused I was. However, those comments made me push myself hard and keep going to reach the top. I was so exhausted already but knew that the view would make it worthwhile. And did it ever.

All of Vancouver – and further – could be seen from the peak. Below, the Lionsgate bridge sparkled as the sun reflected off of hundreds of vehicle tops. Hiking Grouse is a truly amazing experience and I encourage you to hike it! I won’t say too much more so Manouk can write some of her experiences and what activities there were at the top of the mountain.

Get out there to Grouse mountain and hike the Grind! You’ll love it!

– Laura