Posted by: YWB | September 20, 2010

No wonder its called grind

On Monday morning we left the house at 8am (yes very unusual) whenever we planned for hiking  or tracking we always end up leaving late. But today it was Maryam’s turn to pick everyone up so she kept honking till we all got out of the house. We picked our other friends and left for Grouse Grind. It took us about an hour to get to Grouse M0untain.

We started our hiking at 9am, we were told there is a BMO race going on at 10 so we’ll have to get off the trail. Me and my friend partnered up and finished the first quarter when racers started coming, there were about 600 of them. :emmy: The trail was getting narrower and steeper making it harder for us to get off the trail so we had to stop a lot. It was really annoying because it was slowing us down and screwing up out timing. :pcg: In the morning when we left the house it was light rain but as soon as we were getting closer to Grouse Mountain it started raining heavily When we left the house it was really light rain but it started to heavily rain when we were getting close to the Grouse Mountain. 

Most people think first quarter is the MOST difficult one, :hayaa: but i think first half is the hardest because at some point you have to literally climb using your hand and second half isn’t hard but because by that time you are so exhausted that the second half becomes really difficult to finish.

The other thing with hike on Grouse Mountain is that once you start it you cant quit,  :hinna: you have to finish it and get to the top because going down is extremely dangerous and its not even allowed. So when you get on the top you have to take gondola to get down. Which reminds me last year the ticket was $5 and this year its doubled, now its $10 for gondola.  wth :pcg:

We got home around 1pm had breakfast and after an hour i left for mosque because we had a Shurah election and Eid get together.  Five ladies were nominated shurah, lets see which one of them would be approved to go on Shurah Meeting to Toronto.

Oh and one last thing, I got selected for Talawat competition in Regional Ijtemal. It came as a surprise for me too 😀 The next day when I opened the surah that i had to recite, i realized i completely forgot my tune.   :smack:

Anyways Ijetma is on coming Sunday so still have couple of days to practice.

Wish me luck 🙂

Pics are uploaded on my FB and flickr 🙂



  1. You know tajweed? 😮

  2. u might not know but.. hiking and rain are two of my most fav thing life has to offer !!!!!!!!!!!1 i love hiking 🙂

    • yeh 😀 but i am not really a fond of rain :/

  3. I hope the Ijtema went well for you!

    We had our national one just this weekend that went by, and the highlight has to have been Huzoor’s attendance yesterday.

    Oh you like hiking?


    • yeh Alhumdolilah it was successful 😀 our national sadar saheba was here from toronto 🙂

      wow lucky u guys 😦 i so wish i was in london …. did you take part in anything ?

      yeh i enjoy hiking…thinking of going bck there again in few weeks…

  4. I took part in tilawat, the quiz comp, && the BBQ competition (yes there is such a thing).

    That’s good. It’s enjoyable and a way of staying healthy


    • i was watching it on mta… man SOOOO many ppl showed up… that was amazing 😀

      i couldnt get any positions this yr 😥 😥 there were aunties who use to teach us quran they all got positions instead *sigh*

      LOLLLL BBQ must b fun… but it was raining how did u guy do it 😛

  5. Haha!
    It was great.

    The BBQ was on the Saturday night. Rained only on the Sunday.


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