Summer is finally here! And so is the time to head out for those sizzling barbeques, amazing summer camps and some adrenaline pumping activities. What's more, summer this year has been predicted to compliment BC with a drier and hotter weather. So what are you waiting for Vancouverites? Let's get rolling.
You can start off with the popular Grouse Grind located in North Vancouver, BC, at the base of the Grouse Mountain Resort ski area which was opened for its 2014 season May 17th. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast, nature explorer, or just love being in the outdoors, the Grouse Grind is bound to stun you with its breathtaking picturesque.
The mountainous trail is a 2.9-kilometre trail up the face of Grouse Mountain and is also referred to as 'Mother Nature's Stairmaster.' On average it takes up to an hour and a half to complete the hike. Novice hikers should keep in mind that it might take up to two hours.
Keep in mind:
· You should carry water and money with you
· Have your proper hiking gear and footwear
· Remember to carry a dry shirt to wear after the hike
· Downhill hiking is not permitted on the Grind
· Have adequate warm clothing and a cell phone with you
· Leave yourself enough time to complete your hike before its gets dark
As the weather makes it more obvious that you should be more outdoors and not indoors, Grouse Grind is perhaps the best way to make the most of what summers have to offer. Though first-time hikers might find the terrain rugged and steep, it is observed that they are tempted to visit he Grind on a regular basis.