I do remember the time when I was a little kid. Hiking didn't amaze me that much...it was boring in my opinion. The happiness of reaching the top of the mountain just didn't full filled me. Well, things changed a little bit, here's why.
The first hike
I was taking a lot of mountain photos from the valley, but that wasn't enough for me. I knew that if I wanted to take better landscape shots, I needed to go up there, even if I wasn't a huge fan of hiking at that point. One morning, I met my friends in the kitchen downstairs and they looked kind of busy, they told me about their day trip to Garibaldi Lake and invited me to join them. I didn't really have breakfast except for a small bowl of cornflakes, so I grabbed some food, water and my 5D Mk II.
Step by step
The hike itself wasn't the most interesting one. Trees beside trees and no real landscape views. It took us between 2 or 3 hours to reach the first mountain lake. We weren't completely sure if the Lake in front of us was Garibaldi Lake or not. We weren't really satisfied with that Lake as well, the glacier we heard about wasn't there and it could've been better for photos. A little bit of disappointment started to come up. One guy remembered that he heard about three different lakes, not just one. New motivation came up as we continued our hike. The second lake appeared a few minutes later. Even more beautiful than the first one. More colored water and a more photogenic landscape. But still not the thing I was hoping for. We were so stoked to reach the third lake and it blew our minds as soon as we got there. The perfect lake on top of a mountain surrounded by glaciers.
That hike was my first one with a camera and it addicted me. I guess my camera helped a lot. You should diffenetly try it yourself, if you haven't been wandering. The pure nature, good talks with the people around you, challenging your own body and many more things make this activity as awesome as it is.