Of course you know that I am going to be hiking the West Coast Trail this summer with my dad in August! It’s funny because I was more concerned about healing my metatarsal stress fracture in order to hike 75km with my dad than I was about one silly marathon (Calgary Marathon May 31). The WCT is a once in a lifetime chance to explore some of the most beautiful backpacking country and with one of my favourite people?! This injury really helped me realize my priorities!
I am hoping to get some quality hiking done throughout the spring and summer in order to get some more experience before the WCT. I have made a list of a few hikes I definitely want to complete this year!
4.0km to skyline summit; near Jasper, AB
8.3km to Whistlers summit; near Jasper, AB
9.5km one way; near Banff, AB
Paradise Valley & Giant Steps
10.9km one way; near Paradise Valley, AB
5.1km to summit; near Lake Louise, AB
So that’s where I’ll be this summer 😉 Is it wrong that I specifically aligned my work schedule to have every second week free for a hike or two. I will still be going to school all summer which is why I haven’t written a typical ‘Hallelujah, I’m free!’ post, but I can’t wait to get outside this summer and start exploring some more hiking trails. Every time I pass Mount Yamnuska when I drive west from Calgary I shout, “I HIKED THAT!” and tell everyone about how it hailed when I got to the summit of that hike!
Enjoy your Sunday and tell me about one thing on your Summer 2015 bucket list!!