A lookout, overlooking a lake, on Skywalk Trail.
Standing on a bridge on Skywalk Trail.
A waterfall, near a lookout on Skywalk Trail.
A waterfall, near a lookout on Skywalk Trail.
A view of trees high up, near a lookout on Skywalk Trail.
A view of Rainbow Mountain.
A view of Rainbow Mountain, from a field.
A big group of Automattician's eating lunch near the bottom of Rainbow Mountain.
One of the glacier lakes at Rainbow Mountain.
A view out into the valley, standing near one of the glacier lakes at Rainbow Mountain.
Me and a glacier – selfie style.
A view of the glacier lake, from standing in front of the glacier itself.
A glacier on Rainbow Mountain.
A mix of debris from the glacier and a view of trees and grass.
Me in front of the glacier.
From left to right, Stu West, Jonah Braun, Xiao Yu and myself on the glacier beach.
Walking on the glacier beach.
A small stream on the trail to Rainbow Mountain.

This past week, while at Automattic’s annual Grand Meetup, I completed the most difficult hike I’ve ever done. Myself and a small group of Automattician’s hiked up Skywalk Trail on Rainbow Mountain – a challenging hike full of amazing views. It’s near Whistler, British Columbia in Canada.

A screenshot of Fitbit, showing 34,033 steps.

I say difficult because about an hour into the hike, I wasn’t sure I would make it. I huffed and puffed up a few steep hills and had to take a lot of short breaks. But I pushed through and enjoyed the best payoff – the views (see the photos!). I felt it the next few days with sore calves and quads.

A big thanks to Joe Boydston for organizing the hike, Stu West for hiking back down with me, and the rest of the group for being such great company.