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Monday, May 26, 2014

Hiking the Stawamus Chief


Last weekend I joined my friend Marina and her brother for a day hike up in Squamish. We decided to hike to the first peak of the Stawamus Chief and back, which was approximately 5 km. The trail for the Stawamus Chief begins not far from Shannon Falls, a location I had previously visited with my dad.

Both Marina and I brought our cameras to document the experience. Marina has a blog of her previous research experiences, which she plans on updating now that she's here in British Columbia. She was kind enough to let me feature some of her photographs in this blog post, which is so kind of her since some of these pictures are breathtaking.

The journey to the first peak was entirely uphill. The trail had us climbing stairs, boulders, ladders, and even the exposed rock of the mountain. There were people of all ages, sizes and abilities hiking up the mountain, and I'd encourage anyone to give it a try. It was exciting and refreshing to tackle the challenge, and I'd like to hike the more challenging trails to the second or third peak in the future. 

Without further ado, here are some photographs on the experience.

Photo by Marina Steffensen 













Photo by Marina Steffensen 

Photo by Marina Steffensen 


Photo by Marina Steffensen 

Photo by Marina Steffensen 












9 comments:

  1. What beautiful shots! You look so professional in your hiking gear! And you look so cute even though you just hiked 5km. I don't look that good after walking down the street! Miss you!

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    1. Oh hush you, I'm sure you looked really cute walking around Italy and Turkey these past few weeks! I hope your trip went really well and I look forward to seeing all the pictures.

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  2. Hi Amanda :) Long time no see! I finally have the propper time to catch up on your blog. :) I see nothing has changed all that much (in a good way!) haha. Your nature visits are still as breathtaking as usual. This place is really beautiful and seems absolutely visit worthy. That view seems the 5km long journey totally worth it! I hope you're doing well. It's definitely nice to see you're still so adventurous as always! :)

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    1. Hi Kimberley! It's really great to hear from you, and thank you for your kind words as always! :) My adventurous spirit is definitely coming out now that the rainy and gloomy winter is finished. I hope everything is going well on your end too! :)

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  3. WOW!! it's insanely amazing *-* I'd really love to try hiking there someday :P
    Can be really hard though, but these kind of experiences are just not fun if you don't sweat enough ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Reut! :) If you're ever travelling to Canada, we definitely have some amazing places to hike. With mountains like this, the view is almost more spectacular after all the hard work getting there. ;)

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  4. Zo I zee dat u hav bean hiking in da rockies. Zee Alps are far mor hard. Zeven see Appalachian mountains Zi find to be trickier because of the lose zedimentary rock. Vary nice hike Zough.

    Chive On!

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    1. Well thank you my eccentric, anonymous friend. ;)

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    2. Ya Das is da Drudth! Ve cee dis All da Tyme...
      Ok There Buns of Steel don't Hurt yourself! LOL, Clark.

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