Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s thanksgiving day!!

i had the opportunity to join my friends, Blynn and Phil to go trail hiking at Mt. Seymour in North Vancouver yesterday, Sunday. so far this is my fourth trail hike in my lifetime. my very first was my high school Bivouac in Batulao, Batangas, the second was my 5 km trail run at Timberland heights, San Mateo, Rizal, both in my home country, the Philippines, and my third was at the Grouse Grind, and my fourth and latest was at Mt. Seymour, both in North Vancouver.

the trail hike i did yesterday was so far my longest, “serious and real” thing, and most challenging, thus my favorite one.

at 19 degree weather, we began ascent at 10:47 a.m. reached the top of 1st Peak around 12:30 p.m. the view was indeed a thanksgiving sight to see, what with a clear sunny sky, a glorious day and the scenery where you can see the lower mainlands and City of Vancouver. i packed for the hike some apples, bananas and protein bars for the 3 of us, while Blynn took care of our sandwiches for lunch. the climb was moderate to difficult and just like i experienced at the Grouse, i thought i will not be able to reach the top, i can hear my heartbeat like thumping drums from a distance. but remembering again that it is a mind over matter thing, like running long distance, i overcame and conquered it!! we met other hikers on either way, where we said hellos to strangers that feels good inside.. we overtook a couple of septuagenarians with their hiking sticks and what a feat they were into!  

descending was more difficult since the trail was mostly loose rocks/stones that made every step hard on my “ageing” knees he he.. we left the  peak around 1:15 p.m., decided not to proceed to 2nd pump peak and Mt. Seymour summit, because that will be another 2 hours to our estimated finish time.

we were back at the trailhead by 3:03 p.m. a good 4 hours hiking, total 7 kilometer distance.

today, Thanksgiving day, i thank God for the wonderful nature He carefully created for us,, and for everything He bestowed upon us, all to return to Him for His Glory and Praise. Thank You Jesus!

M.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

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