Day 2: Hike up Grouse Grind
There is a reason this hike is called Grouse Grind.. it is definitely a “grind.” The hike is very steep, but it is a shorter hike that only takes about a hour. However, I was prepared for the worst. I knew when I saw a lululemon sign saying, “Legs you got this”that I was not in for an easy hike.
The hike is just under 3 kilometers, however don’t let that fool you, it is very steep. It’s pretty much like doing the stairmaster on the hardest level. Despite this I think most people could do this hike, I saw a range of people from small children to elders. I found that breaks were necessary, so I give credit to the people who were running up and took no breaks.
For anyone who does this hike, be prepared to be dripping in sweat once you get to the top (bring an extra shirt & lots of water).
Once you get to the top, the views are gorgeous… which makes the handwork you put in just that much more sweeter.
(now what’s the fun in taking the gondola up?)