The Moment of Reaching the Summit

Hey everyone!! Happy Friday! As you know my cousin Jenn and her friend are here visiting and I have been spending all my time with them. I didn’t have much time for my fashion post. I want to do it well and share lots with you so I decided to do today’s post on our adventure yesterday! We went to summit Mount Cheam here in BC!

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Jenn and Alicia had 3 things they wanted to do here on their short visit with us! Today we tackled the first one; hiking a pretty BC mountain. So my Dad and I got everything ready and we headed out to climb the mountain! Neither of us has climbed Cheam before so we were equally as excited.

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Lets just paint the picture for you. We head out and go off on some forest service roads and then turn onto another one. It is highly recommended to have a 4×4 to make it to the trailhead. That was no problem as we drove our truck. The terrain was pretty crazy. There were large dips in the road to prevent flooding and allow for water run off, but that means we have to drive over these large “trenches” as the girls and I called them. Honestly it seemed as if the road would never end! We finally made it to the trailhead and we were off to summit!

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I would say 98% of the hike is a steep incline up. It was pretty tough but Dad and I have hiked steep mountains before and the girls are both in great shape! But I was feeling very off and struggling with my breath and my heart rate was all over the place once we started to climb the first few hills. I was trying to catch my breath but I couldn’t and I started to get dizzy. I had to take some time to rest and calm my crazy heart rate after every incline. I felt bad slowing everyone down but once we got into a higher elevation I was totally fine and motoring up the hills. I think it was the oxygen levels we were at as the trailhead starts off very high up the mountain. Once we got to a higher elevation I was able to keep my heart rate at a good pace and control my breathing. Thank goodness.

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It took us 2.5 hours to climb up (about 30 minutes were due to my medical breaks to recover) and boy was it ever worth it! Jenn and Alicia were in awe at the summit as were Dad and myself. It was like being on top of the world!

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We hiked back down and interesting that I started to struggle with my breath and oxygen again in the same spot on the way down! But we drove back down the service road and this time we counted how many trenches there were. Ready for it… 117!!! We couldn’t believe it. We enjoyed some ice cream from a favourite summer place down the road and headed home just exhausted!

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I hope you all enjoyed this little story time and enjoy the images! I am so lucky to live in a place that has such amazing beauty surrounding me. I want to share it with you all! Please let me know if you would like to see more story time adventures! In the meantime we are all off for a fun day of boating today! Head onto snapchat for some fun videos! I can’t even tell you how much fun we are having!

love, S

 

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17 Comments

  1. August 5, 2016 / 8:41 am

    These images are SO beautiful! That hike certainly looks like it was worth it!

    -Meagan | Love by Meagan

    • Sydney
      October 3, 2016 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much! It was so worth it!

    • Sydney
      October 3, 2016 / 11:15 pm

      Me to Rachel! A good hike is just so awesome!

  2. August 5, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Wow this is so incredibly beautiful! I hate how out of shape I feel when hiking, but the view is almost always worth it in the end!

    Tori

  3. August 5, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Wow this hike looks amazingly beautiful! I love hiking, it’s such a fun way to workout and get in nature (:

  4. August 5, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    So beautiful and breathtaking! What an amazing hike!

  5. August 5, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Beautiful photos! I hate working out (including hiking) but honestly these photos are making me tempted to go out for a wild adventure! Thanks for the inspo 🙂 xo, sharon

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  6. Ashley
    August 6, 2016 / 10:30 am

    What a beautiful hike! These photos are AMAZING!

    xo Ashley

  7. August 8, 2016 / 7:20 am

    Views for days!!! This looks amazing! I need to go on more hikes before summer is over!

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