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Bald Mountain Hike!

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

Greetings and happy pseudo-weekend!

It's a Tuesday night as I'm writing this meaning that there are no "official" classes tomorrow (although we do have Village Gathering and TOK in the morning). The afternoon will be dedicated to CAS/Faculty-led activities (now affectionately referred to as FLAws) such as paddle sports, astronomy, wilderness, PCERTS (Pearson College Emergency Response Team), peer supporters, classical photography, PC Kule, swimming, First Person Magazine, or in my case, expedition kayaking!

Photo posted with consent! :)

In light of the few extra moments I have today (edit: just kidding, I'm finishing this post on Wednesday morning since being interrupted by a last-minute Service Week meeting and impromptu Vic House Mamma Mia 2 screening - just regular Pearson life lol 😅) , I thought I'd finally get around to sharing the photos from my first BC hike! It was super exciting to venture a little ways off-campus, especially since it's been such an unusual start to the year. In regular circumstances, weekend trips to the neighboring town of Langford and downtown Victoria are extremely common but for the sake of Covid, off-campus travel has been restricted to a select few socially-distant supervised outings.

All in all, it was a wonderful day! No one in our group (of about 10) had ever been on this particular trail so it was plenty of fun getting a little lost on our way to there. Turns out, the site is called "Bald" mountain because a good portion of it has been logged. Luckily it wasn't too sunny and we had perfect weather for our hike!

At the end of the afternoon we went for a nice swim in Lake Cowichan (where we found some questionable items lol) before drying off and heading back to campus.

Special shoutout to Travis and Domi, my kayak supervisor and house parent, for taking us along on the hike and stopping by the grocery store to buy us all snacks!!! Here's a cool cake we baked with the ingredients they picked up:

Anyways, thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed some beautiful scenery outside our Pearson bubble! I'll be back soon with a post dedicated to turkeys, cultural sharing, and Service Week!!! 😋


Ps. UWC applications (click the hyperlink) are now open in most countries! Further questions? Don't hesitate to reach out - I'd love to hear from you!

PPs. Thank you to all the lovely people who have reached out so far! It's incredibly gratifying (and equally as exciting!) to know that this mess of a blog has been helpful to some. I wish you all the best of luck with your applications : )

Until next time,

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