Distance: 2.9 km
Elevation gain: 853 m.
High point: ~1000 m.
Time(one-way): 1 hr.
We went up to the grind with our one-year-old on Labor Day weekend. It was a bit too hot for hiking but the grind is still the grind, perfect. Well, almost.
I go to the grind all the time, whenever I can. It has been a pleasure, a favorite, and, believe it or not, a very local thing to do despite the flocks of tourists you meet on the trial or at the top.
But this time I was quite disappointed and regret to see there were empty water bottles along the trail. I brought about 6 bottles and my hubby and I consumed 5. At the top of the mountain, I was happily refilling my empty bottles with fresh crispy water. So I don’t understand why can’t those hikers who decided to enjoy the trail but also thought that one or two empty bottles are just too much to carry do the same?
I love Grouse Grind. I bet you would love it more if it’s green and untemped like it should be. So please, keep your bottle(s) and enjoy your hike if you really love the Grind.
over 6 years ago