hiking adventure – stawamus chief

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wouldn’t be making good use of my summer time and the abundance of sunshine vancouver has to offer if i wasn’t out doing summery things. wouldn’t want to let another summer go by without having done the stawamus chief, so i was going all out this weekend. no taking it easy even though its my first time, might as well get my money’s worth by doing all three peaks in one go. the beginning leading up to the trail split felt like an endless climb of stairscases and it probably was to a certain degree, by the end i climbed well over two hundred flights of stairs. really enjoyed the chains and ladder part and would have had better use of my spiderman skills if people in front of me were mildly faster. downhill portion was a knee buster for my bad knees, and they didn’t stop short of letting me know. part of the fun is to pose for obligatory selfies at every peak, and doing many stupid things along the way. this was an eye opener to do longer and more intermediate terrains, it was definitely another worthwhile hike. looking forward to doing one more long one before summer begins to wind down

hiking adventure – quarry rock

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wouldn’t have been a fulfilling long weekend if i didn’t get to go out and enjoy the sunshine we’ve been blessed with. got the first hike of this summer out of the way. it’s a fairly short hike and rated one of the easier trails of vancouver so it’s definitely a good place to start. the roundtrip there and back was completed in under one and a half hour, in addition to the time spent taking photos and enjoying the scenery. the view at the peak is beautiful overlooking north vancouver. kayaked at this location a number of times but never have i gotten the view of deep cove from up top. hoping i would be able to go on a longer one with even greater rewards. good thing its just the beginning of august and there’s a whole month left before summer season starts to wrap up

day 734 – quarry rock

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had bigger hikes in mind for this august long weekend, but my ankle didn’t give me a chance. probably shouldn’t have done this strenuous activity to begin with but forced it to happen and still in one piece all thanks to the tape job that held my ankle together. would have been devastated if i couldn’t at least go on a hike this long weekend, even if it meant quarry rock. it was a good hike nonetheless and the view up top was so relaxing at the same time rewarding. hoping i can do the hike i wanted to before summer’s end

day 728 – summer’s day

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looking like a typical july summer’s day as i sit under the sun gazing out. this is the best time for tourists to come visit the west coast. glad to see the warm and sunny weather returning to vancity but i am not physically able to enjoy the outdoor activities. i am hoping and expecting to return to my regular activities soon and is eagerly awaiting the clearance to resume all that planned

day 333 – hot summer day

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a green tea frappuccino to quench my thirst on a hot summer day filled with taekwondo. vanquishing the last of my five-hour weekend that is coming to an end just as it started. definitely need more down time before i begin another week of neverending work and practice. work hard play hard doesn’t apply when theres no time leftover for play. only a matter of time before my i hit the wall from this inhumane schedule