Sunday, March 1, 2015

An Adventurous easy 4 km Hike....

On Family Day weekend in BC we decided to once again venture out into the woods. We decided to tackle a short 4 km hike to Admirality Point in Belcarra which is about an hour and a half drive from our apartment. Learning how to hike at the pace of a toddler can be a humbling experience. You really learn how to take in each tree, branch and rock because if you just worry about your destination you are left frustrated by your slow pace. However seeing the wonder and excitement in Etta's eyes as she basks in the glory of the natural world is a learning experience. 

All packed up and ready to go on a short hiking trip. The day started and Etta was ready for an hour walking around the house yelling 'outside... outside...outside...' until we were finally ready to go.
After an hour nap in the car on our way to the hike Etta was hungry for cheese. Snack time, diaper change and 30 minutes later we are off. 
On the way to Admirality point Etta lasted about 5 minutes in this carrier. She was not impressed about being cooped up after having been in the car for the last hour and a half. 

Out of the carrier and she is a happy exploring machine. A few minutes after she is out of the carrier and only 10 minutes into our hike we get to a bridge. All she can do is point in awe at the running water that is flowing beneath the bridge. 

One of the stops along the way.... A snack break after this little girl finished a km of hiking by herself. That km took about 45 minutes to complete.
Cam showing Etta the view. 

Hiking at the pace of a toddler gives you alot of time to notice nature and its beauty.
One of the many look outs on the hike. 

Exploring a look out point.

After the first 1.5 km we are impatient parents and start carrying Etta in our arms on the hike. 

Our destination! An hour and half 2 km hike. 

Determined to climb up the rock by herself. 

The rest of the pictures are a phtotoshoot of our destination. We have no pictures from heading back to the car. This is because the 2 km that took us an hour on a half on the way to our destination only took us about 15 minutes on our way back to the car. My hope is this little hiker will continue to love going for hikes even though it sometimes takes alot of patience from mom and dad.