Nope- my new toy isn’t a flat screen TV, an iPad 2, or a Bose Sound System, which are all items I want. Nope. My new toy is a book- ‘Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies’, by Alan Kane. Whoohoo! My friend Adriane lent me this book and I’m so excited about it… there are so many mountain hikes to complete! The book includes “156 easy peaks with a wide range of difficulty suitable for novice climbers and experienced hikers who want a little more challenge.” Sounds just like me… PERFECT!
Here’s the kicker: All the hikes are broken up into “Easy”, “Moderately Difficult”, and “Difficult” peaks. Of the 156 peaks in the book, I have completed 2. That’s right- only 2 (Yamnuska and Ha Ling). And they were both considered “Easy”. If my math is correct, I have 156 minus 2 equals…..thinking….. thinking….. 154 peaks left to complete! Time to step up my game.