If you follow my Instagram it probably looks like I live in the mountains; but really, I just don’t think my day to day pictures are as interesting. That’s one problem with social media, people only post curated images because the real stuff is not very interesting. A photo of me eating spaghetti in Ryan’s sweats are not very attractive. Ha ha!

I got off on a bit of a tangent; what I’m trying to say is that I haven’t been able to make it out to the mountains since I began student teaching. It’s okay, I am LOVING being in the classroom every day and I feed off the energy from these kids. We all go through stages of life where our priorities are changed and we have to figure out a new balance.

I even missed National Tale a Hike Day on November 17th. Boo-urns! (Anyone get that Simpson’s reference?) But thanks to my Instagram, during this period of longing for mountain peaks, crisp mountain air, and dirt on my face, I can look back on some of my favourite adventures.

My favourite crazy hikign adventure this season was the hike up to the summit of Mt. Vimy. It was an 8 hour day of mountain biking, hiking, scrambling on loose terrain on my hands, and then finishing it off with biking through a hail storm. Such fond memories.

Loo ma! I'm using my hands!

Loo ma! I’m using my hands!


Hail on the trail

Hail on the trail

In November, Cotopaxi sent me a fun infographic with some hike ideas in the U.S. for National Take a Hike Day and I really wanted to share it with you lovely readers.

Cotopaxi’s mission is focused on providing social good and giving back. For every sale that is made, a portion is donated to world health initiatives. Out of the many products sold, the adventure backpacks help provide the most aid.

Ugh! I have been dying to hit Utah for hiking! Angels Landing looks so fun!

So while life is keeping me  away from my true loves (the Rockies) at the moment, I’m happy and enjoying student teaching. I’ll have time to go #takeahike soon.

P.S. This is not a sponsored post. Cotopaxi shared their infographic and I thought it was interesting and wanted to share it. 😛



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