Lessons from a botched hike and an injured wrist

I’ve enjoyed the outdoors in British Columbia a great deal. Have had the opportunity to hike in several of our beautiful provincial parks and done many of the hikes that are traditional in the province (including, of course, my very favorite, The Stawamus Chief in Squamish, BC). This past Friday I went on a day hike there, in order to climb the three peaks of The Chief.

The Chief (Squamish, BC)

The Chief (Squamish, BC)

The next day, I was supposed to cover LIVE At Squamish, a fantastic music festival. I had lodging, media passes, everything. I even was going to see many of my friends there. Little did I know that I would have to miss it. As I was about to complete the hike, in my efforts to avoid crashing on to a couple who were (inappropriately, I might add, they should have moved out of my way) right in my path, I swerved and crashed with my left hand first.

brace in my hand The pain was so unbearable that left me most of Friday, all of Saturday and Sunday in an arm brace, and unable to type. This added to my frustration as I have a number of giveaways for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) and the Vancouver International Film Festival (which I couldn’t write because I was . On top of this, the new semester is about to start at UBC. I was pretty much unable to work all weekend and had to miss LIVE At Squamish. The lesson I learned – never, ever do a rough hike one day before you are due to cover an important music event, and much less, 3 days before beginning a new university term.

I don’t think my fall would have been preventable, but I could have just waited until nobody was in line of sight. All in all, I still love The Chief. I just have learned my lesson.

The hard way.

Related posts:

  1. Take A Hike – Youth At Risk Foundation
  2. On giving it my everything…
  3. LIVE at Squamish 2010 Music Festival
  4. Shannon Falls and The Stawamus Chief (day hike)
  5. Shannon Falls & The Chief – My favorite places

Comments (4)

HarrietSeptember 6th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Take it easy :(
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livSeptember 7th, 2010 at 9:14 am

oh no! hope you’re feeling better now.

TawcanSeptember 7th, 2010 at 10:24 am

Did you hurt your wrist coming down from the 3rd peak? That trail is pretty steep and tricky at times if the trail is wet. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

Meet Mark Victor HansenSeptember 7th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

So now you can’t play volleyball.

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