On vacation I read a review about a Hike that I really wanted to do. It looked perfect: 8 miles, tough, and in an area of Washington State that I love to hike. All seem perfect except for a review. The review had a paragraph that I found disturbing!! it read:
“The views at the top of the mountain are no different than the ones at the base of the mountain.”
I was in shock and disbelief. I was the one that told my kids: “We hike and the prize for the hike is the VIEW”. I took a chance and made the decision to pursue the hike! My Husband is too nice to go along with me…or knows better than to argue 😉
It was a rainy day (rain in the PNW?? LOL) and cloudy. It was our first day hiking and we were eager for the challenge!! We hiked, hiked, hiked and surprisingly at the top of the Mountain it stopped raining. The rain allowed us to continue on a rock climbing path that we really enjoyed!! One of the toughest hikes I have ever done with the family and the prize was the VIEW.
The review was wrong! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I know but whoever wrote the review…Never made it to the top! The view and the hike were picturesque and I would love to let everyone know that the views at Mt. Si…are spectacular!
My phone has me looking up reviews on restaurants, businesses, movies, and hikes and I trust the reviews 90% of the time! This was one review that I am so grateful that I didn’t trust because my family and I would have missed out on one of our best hikes ever!
Locals even stated: “Every hiker must hike Mt. Si at least once in their life!” How could the review be so off?
How much do you trust reviews? Have you gone against one and realized it was worth it…or not? I would love to hear all about it 😉