Sunday, March 22, 2009

MY FIRST HIKE!

In preparation for my Easter hiking trip to Vermont, I got invited to hike Mont St-Hilaire with a friend who has done many hiking trips and and his friends.

My first mountain at Réserve Naturalle Gault
We did the Rocky trail, which was 4.7 K and we were 0.1K away from the top when this picture was taken
Took us 1h30 to get to the top. It was an easy hike for Steve but I was working hard lol
View from the other side of the moutain
On our way down, I had more time to enjoy the view:
I lost one of my yaktrax at some point but we back tracked and anothe hiker had found it. The boys got a little excited after we reached the top and brought me on an off path adventure.... but we were not lost ;-) We made it back to the summit one more time after going abruptly down...

I stopped my garmin at some point and forgot to start it back for 30 mins but according to Steve we did 9.8K in 2h50. The elevation of the mountain was 407 meters or 1335 feet.
Great company, great day! It was a LOT of fun! Looking forward to Vermont even more now.
(Running related: I did a LSD of 9 miles 2 weeks ago, last week I had visit from Windsor so I only did 3 miles, and today was 5 miles. The ATB relay is next week, I'm pretty excited to go!)

12 comments:

Melanie said...

sounds like a great workout, and awesome pictures!

Alexandra said...

Wonderful Sonia! That is great that you were able to get out hiking! It is lots of fun isn't it! It can be a decent cross-training session. I look forward to reading about your future hiking adventures!

Trishie said...

wow, beautiful !!

TNTcoach Ken said...

What is that white stuff behind you???? Why would you go looking for that stuff?

Marlene said...

Great hike! Looks like the view was worth it.

I know there will be thousands of people there, but I'll be at ATB with hubby and some friends... if some random person is yelling your name, it could be me. :)

Runner Leana said...

Looks like a beautiful hike! And yay for your 9 miler! I guess your foot is feeling okay?

Marcy said...

OMG! I can't believe you went this time of year! You so crazy! ;-)

I haven't been kicking in forever but I remember then next day I DID NOT want to move my legs LOL

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

nice photos from the hike!

Laurel said...

That looks like so much fun! And how pretty!

I'm so excited you're coming to Philly!

Katie said...

Wow, what a beautiful hike!! And I had to re-read the "off road adventure" part a few times ... I think I was reading too much into it LOL Sorry, but had to go there :-)

Non-Runner Nancy said...

OH COOL. Loved the pics.

yumke said...

One thing I like about hiking, you can stop and take pictures! ATB! Where ya staying?