a september hike at golden ears park to close off this year’s hiking season. getting lost was basically the adventure of the day. what was suppose to be a sub ten kilometre hike turned into an over twenty-five kilometres. we were quick to comment how well marked the trail was, but somehow we accidentally went off into unmarked territory. we hiked through mosses, climbed over fallen tree stumps and crossed rivers. i was very intrigued by the orange fungi atop the trees, but didn’t dare take any home for i was warned there’s a lot of poisonous mushrooms out there. an hour an a half drive back home and i was exhausted. i definitely got my exercise and step count in today. at the end of it all, what was most important was i made it back in time to clean up for a wedding reception
i needed all the rest i could get the day after doing a massive unplanned hike of over eight hours. what was suppose to be an easy nine kilometre hike turned into an off route, stream crossing hike of over twenty five. a day where i amassed forty one thousand steps is by far the highest my fitbit ever registered. i don’t want to move for anything or anyone, and pretty much stayed stationary most of the day
bonding time with coworkers out at coquitlam woodland walk trail. this hike wasn’t suppose to take five hours to complete, but it did. there weren’t any clear markers; i can see why there’s not many people on this trail. getting lost, going off route, going into private property and back tracking was what we did a lot of. the end of the hike was rewarding as we found a nice waterfall all to ourselves. it was tiring in the heat, but it was worth the sweat and we’re already planning the next one
throw it back to the days of summer and when expeditions brought us tight. those were the days the gang would get together to go out in the middle of the sea to do weird things. that one summer i wakesurfed, wakeboard, paddle board, kayaked and canoed. as a kid i loved the water, until it became bitterness for something i couldn’t fulfill. it’s time i get back into it and revisit what i grew up doing. summer is months away, but i have some plans up my sleeve to cross off things on my bucket list
i got a full eight hours of sleep last night, best i’ve slept since arriving. that works in my favour because i am well rested for my hike today. met up with my friend and two of her friends to do my first ever hong kong hike at tai mo shan that began in tsuen wan west. transiting to the base took over an hour and the hike took a total of three and a half hours. the trail wasn’t extremely difficult but it had dangerous sections. it was pretty good experience minus all the bites despite spraying on a lot of bug repellent. i am all tired out from the long hike, one ankle is swollen, as i expected
another highlight of the day, and another must-do thing on my list, was having taste tested the special mcdonalds pulled pork burger and successfully finishing it myself. it tasted good but i felt like a fatty with it inside my stomach
tomorrow will be my final full day in hong kong. i have set aside the morning to see my fanling grandma once more before i leave. i should also double check to see if i have completed the hong kong portion of shopping list
the healthiest thing i’ve done this trip thus far is this hike in tsuen wan. this three and a half hour hike had some dangerous segments and no shortage of flies. no amount of bug repellent could stop the mosquitoes from attacking my blood. my right ankle is sore and swollen from all this, i regret only taping my knee but not my ankle. got my first hong kong hiking experience under my belt
bringing mo to quarry rock for the first hike of this season. it started off being chilly, but the stairs warmed us up soon enough. neither of us are cardio people; we were tired from the beginning but we couldn’t stop because that would make us look bad. we sped through the trail and finished the round trip in slightly over an hour. looking forward to going on more hikes this summer. oh, did i mention happy two months?
spending labour day on the water going for my second bout of wakeboarding and first bout for wakesurfing. much more enjoyable than the first spending much more time on the water instead of in the water. was unsure if it would be fun in the freezing cold water, but the wet suits made it alright. good way to close off an adventure-filled summer and probably marks the end of a season and the coming of fall. and maybe, just maybe, next summer i will be learning how to flip and do tricks for surfing. sad to see summer go but it was fun while it lasted, until next time!!
posing at peak two cause i am asian. all hiked out and legs ready to give in after completing a tiring three peak hike that took just over five hours. it was endless climbing of a natural stair master of over two hundred flights of stairs but in the end the breathtaking view made it all worthwhile. second peak stood out for me because the obstacles and the awesome view really capped it off. it was like parkour, i always knew had a little spiderman in me