Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Grouse Grind

It's been a super crazy past week for me, and as much as it was great to always be on the run, I can't say I'm sad to finally have some downtime. 
It was actually a long weekend here in BC, as Monday was BC Day. So I decided what better way to spend BC Day than embracing some beautiful scenery and doing the Grouse Grind?
I've been saying that I want to do the Grind since last year, but I never really looked into what it was like. I knew it was a hike going up Grouse Mountain, but what I didn't know was that it was all stairs. Straight uphill. 

Needless to say, I never want to see stairs again. And I don't think I will ever do the grouse grind again.  It takes on average an hour and a half - 2 hours to complete it. I finished in about an hour and 25 minutes (I forgot to check my timer when I got to the top, as all I wanted to do was flop over and never get up). The views from the top were amazing though. You can see all of Vancouver, it really was breathtaking. I only had my crappy iPhone camera with me, so these pictures do not do it justice at all.

This was my first time ever being at Grouse Mountain, and I can't believe it took me this long to finally go. We didn't spend much time there, because after that hike more walking was the last thing I wanted to do. I definitely plan on going back up there though to take in the sites, but next time I think I'll take the Gondola up.

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