We tried to do outsoorsy things as much as possible this summer. It didn’t always work out but we did have a few great days! One day early on, we took a trip out to the Gault Nature Reserve quite nearby, and hiked up Mont Saint Hiliare

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The view from the top was pretty awesome. I think that is the stadium way off in the distance. I am a terrible, terrible hiker – I get winded whenever there’s a moderate incline, and I start to think about everything that I hate (bugs, being too warm, my socks falling down, how much everything hates, how this cannot possibly be a leisure activity) and then we get to the top and it’s like “Oh. Okay.”

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This little fellow begged for food, didn’t get it. He came so close to us though! This was literally at my feet, under a picnic table by the lake.

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Started from the bottom, but eventually made it here. To the top of a mountain. It was hard, and I did not like it while it was happening, but I like it now. Like, “Hey! I did this!” I bet if we did it more regularly I would not hate it in the moment, because my lungs and legs would work.

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It was a good day. I recommend hiking up your local mountain if you get a chance. Pack cheese, and comtesse du barry.

 

One thought on “Climbing a Mountain

  1. Nice view! You guys do fancy hiking food – chipmunk was probably like “Aaaah yeeeaaaah! Not granola this time, kids!”. 😀

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