Fitness mindfulness Sightseeing

Climbing Mountains

I am absolutely and undeniably in love with climbing mountains.

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I feel something inside of me when I reach the top of a mountain and I look out and I see other mountains in the distance. It’s an incredible feeling that I just can’t explain.

Every weekend for the past three weekends myself and a few of my friends have been climbing a new mountain every saturday. It’s the thing I look forward to and it’s so easy for me to wake up early on a Saturday knowing I’m about to explore the wilderness.

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When I’m outside in nature I feel free. I feel the most at peace and connected to this world than anywhere else. All week I sit in front of a computer and I allow myself to feel anxious and stressed out. Saturday is the day that I climb and I eliminate all the negative energy that has bogged my mind and soul down.

I crave the outdoors, the fresh air, and the sunshine hitting my body.

Today Anita, Kristie and I climbed Mount Boucherie in West Kelowna. After messing up the directions and finally arriving we veered off the path and just hiked. We scaled the mountain and pretty much rock climbed, which was entertaining.

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Even though I had to stop a few times to catch my breathe when I reached the top it was completely worth it.

Living in British Columbia gives me every chance to climb mountains and experience so many things I would never have had the chance to before. It’s an incredible province and I couldn’t imagine not living here. I will always love Nova Scotia but British Columbia does something for me.

There’s this book that I flipped through last night and it’s full of hiking trails around where I live. I am going to buy it and see how many mountains I get check off my list this year! I’m addicted to this Saturday climbing that I know I just won’t be able to stop now.

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On that note I’m so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by amazing people who fill me with joy and happiness. It’s seriously so nice having such great people around me, who bring me a sense of peace Β that I’ve never felt with friendships before. They also lift me up when I am down and are always there willing to call me to check up on me.

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If I could suggest one thing it’s being around people who you love and that love you.

Get lost in nature and you will find yourself.Β 

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8 Comments

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    Patrice Gibson
    February 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    love the shot of your friends under the tree – wonder what the fence was built for?

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      thebookofmolly
      February 9, 2016 at 1:29 am

      I have no idea! We were thinking it might be a hunter’s hideout? It was pretty cool! Looks like a big bird’s nest.

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    Shannon
    February 8, 2016 at 12:44 am

    This is so true- I need to get more into this, especially in the winter. Hiking and exploring helps beat the winter blues…. i also love to explore and take drives with my pup and find abandoned locations and photograph them. This weekend I meant to make it out to this abandoned train I wanted to see up close and photograph but ended up doing other things instead….still good things like babysitting and yoga- and just other things that kept me busy. But next weekend I need to make time to get outside and explore and get some good photos!

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      thebookofmolly
      February 9, 2016 at 1:28 am

      I totally agree! Getting out in the winter helps beat the winter blues! An abandoned train sounds so cool, trains are one of my favourite things! I hope I get to see the photos eventually when you take them!

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    Stefania
    February 8, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Saturday hikes are the best! I started just getting out and doing things on Saturdays to also rid me of silly stressors. I haven’t checked out the hikes around Kelowna yet- but if your ever in Vancouver and need a hiking partner (note I am very slow) I’m a message away! πŸ™‚

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      thebookofmolly
      February 9, 2016 at 1:27 am

      Awesome! I am also quite slow but it doesn’t stop me. When I’m in Vancouver let’s get together. If you’re ever in Kelowna, message me! The hikes are beautiful around here πŸ™‚

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    November 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    I’ve been through this!

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