One of our favorite family memories of 2015: conquering the Grouse Grind together when we visited Vancouver. 2,830 steps. 1.8 miles long. 2,800 foot elevation gain. This climb is no joke – and absolutely beautiful.
It was a proud parenting moment also – the older two kids disappeared on the trail ahead of us (clearly forgetting their Harney Peak experience) and our youngest completed the whole route himself with some fierce determination. Check it. I was too busy looking down at the craggy terrain and thinking about the pain in my thighs to remember to snap any other photos. Kudos to these fine people of Instagram for capturing the amazing scenery along the trail.
Have you completed the Grouse Grind? Share your story in the comments! More musings about Vancouver and our Pacific Northwest trip coming soon . . .