Mission: Mission Peak

Can you believe it's June already? This year seems to be flying by so quickly.
As a part of my summer to-do list, including the Arizona trip and ombré-ing my hair {check and check}, I have been yearning to see what all the fuss is about with Mission Peak. About a week ago, I rallied up a group friends and decided to find out for myself. Everyone had gone at least once before, so I was in for a surprise.

Looking at the top of the mountain from the ground, this hike appears to be very intimidating. I still don't know how I got my butt up that 2,517 ft high mountain. I took us 2.5 hours hiking up, 1 hour enjoying the view, 1.5 hours on our way down, 4 apples, 3 granola bars, 8 water bottles, 2 Gatorade bottles, and many breaks to complete this total hike of 11.2 miles. That may be nothing to some, but it was definitely an accomplishment to me to drag my way to the top. I proved to myself that I'm not as out of shape as I thought I was. Score!

Although the hike was long and strenuous, it's always good to remember to have a support system. I know that if I had hiked this alone, I would have probably turned back at the first check point. In life, it is the people you surround yourself with that make the journey all that much better. You struggled together, you achieved things together, and now you will enjoy it together.

Happy Friday!


  1. What a gorgeous view! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend! xo

  2. Totally hiked Mission Peak when I was home in May! The first time I ever hiked that I thought "This will be easy, hiking is easy" but it was the hardest hike I have ever done! Definitely has a beautiful view that is SO worth it though!

    perfectly priya