So there i was me and nature at the begining of an adventure! I have never been much of a hiker, i’m no typical white guy after all! So into the forest i went!
It wasnt long till i came to a fork in the road on my right a down hill climb to a serene setting with babbling brooks. To the left was a steep path many have slipped on before. My head still realing from the night before but tensisions slipping away!
I knew I carried no water, it was just me and my canadian badass look! So i made the choice to climb up the steep hill many had sliped on before. I dug my feet in and climbed up and up and up some more twisting and turning fallowing this path!
I see a ledge so i push on the end in sight but this was only the begining. I crested the top of the steep hill to my amazement to find the old line that was closed down pretty much the day i moved to victoria!
So off i took down the rail road! Fallowing its twits and turns, puting my arms out and flying along the tracks like a bird i stopped several times to listen to the soungs of birds playing! It wasnt long before i spoted people finially i asked them “is this a hiking trail or am i running away?”
They smiled and said you are on the right path. So on i went many killometers till i met a group of two girls and their mother enjoying a hike as a wanderd. I passed the group as i was walking for determination not stagnation i tried to bum a smoke of people at the bridge!
Some smart ass kid tried taunting me so i told him i know his soul his kid wished them a good day and left their ignorence!
It was at this point i had realized the bdridge was not safe for a epiclepticeceltic to cross and retreated oh well!
So i hit the down hill turn and took off running down a steep slope, with winding scenery and breath taking views. I trotted down with confidence letting families pass on their way up! A pilgrimage to places i had allready been!
It was then i realized i am getting alot stronger as i made my way to the bottom of the creek bed! Across bridges across occasional jogging!
Now i made it to the highway way far away from camp so i started back along the road! I started back running up hills now in no shirt except my under shirt or tank tops as females call em! i came to a new trail the trail to the hidden falls i kept on going bounding over logs.
Salvation i had found the first water fall i’d been looking for so off came the shoes. Into the warer i waded! I put my head under and was instantly transported to the universal place of tranquility, or in shock cause the water was so cold!
After that i planed to get back ro camp so back to the hiway now only half hours walk i jogged and meanderd back to the trail home! Ran up the hills and lazily walked back to my camp site
And that was the story of my first bike hike ever made a good 20k drank all the water when i got home!