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Month: July 2017

Squamish Chief Hike – Third peak

Squamish Chief Hike – Third peak

Now THIS was a good walk! The third peak of the Stawamus Chief is a little bit higher than the other two peaks, but well worth the extra effort to reach it. You’ll be rewarded with fantastic views as well as some peace and quiet from one of Squamish’s busiest trails. Marc, Bernhard and I used the Monday after Canada’s 150th Anniversary to scale the amazing Stawamus Chief. “The Chief” is the second largest granite monolith in the world, after…

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Vancouver Walks- Grouse Mountain (Grouse Grind)

Vancouver Walks- Grouse Mountain (Grouse Grind)

The Grouse Grind is one of Vancouver’s most infamous hiking trails. It is a short, 2.9km, hike up the mountain, with a gruelling 853m of elevation. That basically means you walk up steps almost the whole way without any breaks. I didn’t count, but the Grouse Mountain website says there are 2,830 stairs to step up! Once you’ve made it to the top of the grind, there is a whole range of attractions near the top of the mountain, but…

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