If I had to pick a favourite day, and activity, in Waterton it would be Sunday and climbing Bear's Hump. It's one of my proudest mommy moments to date.
Once again, I opted to keep my breakfast fairly light since I knew we would be hiking for awhile and not have access to a bathroom (#crohnsproblems) so I settled on some toast (with the most amazing Saskatoon Berry Jam) and a yogurt parfait. London had a giant pancake with syrup. The parfait was a little too sweet for my liking but still pretty good. With London's apple juice, and tip, the meal came to thirty-dollars. I told you food in Waterton is on the pricey side!
London started out like he was on a mission. He kept running ahead of Danielle and I.
The hike is steep with about 17 switch-backs. There are stairs, at some points, and some areas where you have to climb over rocks. I am glad I left the stroller at home.
I haven't done a lot of hiking but I would think it's suitable for all levels of fitness.
About 10 minutes in, London asked for a piggy-back ride. "Here we go" I thought! Then, thirty-seconds later, he asked to be put down and kept on running.
We stopped for a water break, about half way, and were treated to an amazing view of Waterton Lake. I couldn't wait to see what it looked like when we reached the top!
By this point, most of the other ladies had passed us. They all commented on how well London was doing and I was smiling from ear to ear! I kept telling him how proud I was of him and you could tell he felt the same way!
|Kris and Jo leading the way|
|Brie coming up the mountain|
We made our way to the other side of the mountain to meet up the other ladies who were waiting for us. Rachel had driven in from Lethbridge to join us and acted as our official photographer. Thanks Rachel!!
The wind was howling at the top, and London kept saying he was cold and hungry, so we didn't stay long. We couldn't leave without one group photo (self-timer for the win!)
He did decide he wanted to run down the last portion and his little legs were flying!