Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

This week, share a photo that says “adventure.” It could be an image of someone setting off on an epic journey, a photo you took on an adventure of your own, or something more metaphoric that represents a personal or psychological adventure. – The Daily Post

On my weekend getaway with my boyfriend last month, our first stop was a location called Caverne Trou de la Fee where other than exploring cave and trekking on hiking trails, the other activity people could go experience was ziplining over the water area.  The zip line 350 metres long and 50 metres high.  As much as I’m a newbie in this whole zip lining business and I truly love the adrenaline rush, my fear of heights would never allow me to do these adventurous acts.  However, we walked past people that did do it and here’s a few shots of them 🙂

Trou de la Fee

Preparing for ziplining

Trou de la Fee

In the middle of the zipline

Trou de la Fee

In the middle over the water – zoomed in

Adventures are fantastic.  It can just be defying what we love or exploring something new. Everyday can be an adventure, of course, some are more extreme than others, just like this extremely high zip line adventure for their participants 🙂

What do you think of when you think of adventure? 

Saguenay, QC: Hiking in Mont-Valins National Park

Day 2 started on a good note.  We were energized and warmed up from the day before and ready to tackle the Mont Valins National Park.  It was about a 45 minute drive or so from the hotel.  We had to first go to the Information Building where we paid our fees and learned a little about the trails to decide where to start and what takes us where.

We finally decided to drive up to the higher trails so that we could benefit from seeing the higher viewpoints and not having to worry about not completing the trail and ending off in the middle of nowhere and having to turn back.  The drive up was the most painful for the car because it was off road and huge slopes.

It was quite a relief when we finally got up there and parked.

Off we go for the hike on the Pic de la Hutte Trail! It crosses over two other trails and includes three viewpoints. The top most one is also the starting point for paragliding and has a breathtaking view.  It makes trekking through this crazy mountain with snakes, birds and frogs worth it.

Hiking is amazing because of getting in touch with nature (even if I’m mega freaked out by snakes). Its also great because its motivating and great exercise.  This time, we were better prepared with snacks and abundance of water so we were able to set a good pace and keep our energy going.  The best part about hiking is going higher and higher up and seeing that absolutely stunning 360 degree view that really nothing can compare.  The reward at the end makes all that hard work feel almost like nothing.

Saguenay Lac Saint Jean region has some of the most beautiful hiking trails that I’ve ever gone on.  Its really a treat and if you are a hiker, I highly recommend it! 🙂

I’ll be wrapping up the Saguenay weekend getaway with the last day events tomorrow! Remember to check back..I promise a lot of cuteness! 🙂