Treasure Hunting

Nature and food. Two treasures that I love.

Christine Fichtner Quarry Rock hike

Isolated

Lucky for me, I live in a city that has a ton of both. How could I not take advantage of it?

As my first hike of the year, it was probably a good thing that I ended up going on a shorter, easier trail. (I may have huff and puffed anyway…)

My friend Miki called me up and we headed out to Deep Cove to hike up to Quarry Rock. It’s a gorgeous hike, and the view up top is spectacular. It’s a fairly popular hike, and by the time we started to head back, the trail was getting a bit more crowded.

Christine Fichtner bun hair curls

Feeling accomplished post-hike!

There was not a lot of wildlife to be seen this time around, but seeing a raven hanging out around all the hikers at the top was quite something. It must be quite used to humans, since it did not seem nervous at all despite having at least twenty people  and five dogs sitting or standing around.

Christine Fichtner Quarry Rock

A spectacular view.

There’s something wonderful about being surrounded by trees, secluded, away from the reaches of urban life.

It’s rejuvenating for the body and mind. It’s something that never fails to lift my spirits. The life, the energy, everything about it, I believe, brings out the best in us.

Christine Fichtner Honey's donut

How could I not?

Of course, after hiking we had to stop by Honey’s for some incredible donuts. The maple donut was well worth the trek across the city.

The weather has been incredible this year, and I plan to take full advantage of it. This means plenty of hikes and time spent outdoors.

I live in a beautiful city full of opportunities to enjoy nature. What about your city? If I were to visit, where would you send me?

 

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9 thoughts on “Treasure Hunting

  1. I live in Maryland and we are blessed to have a plethora of wonderful hiking trails (which I frequent quite regularly). I would suggest a hike a Gun Powder Falls because its vast, well maintained, and has some wonderful views. Peace!

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  2. Your city looks/sounds like my city
    Deep Cove to Stanley Park
    Hiking up Big Chief
    Cruising along Sunshine Coast
    Take the Grouse Grind challenge
    To the best fish and chips at Go Fish in Grandville Isl
    Or the best porchetta sandwich in GasTown at meat and bread

    If you came to my city

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  3. Yes! Treating yourself after a hike goes well with the day’s experience! I live in NJ but the most nearby inspirational place is Breakneck Ridge, overlooking the Hudson River in NY. Stop by. I’ll be happy to be your trail guide!

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