Hiking: connecting with my novel

I went on a nice hike yesterday at Mount Rainier National Park with my dad and my brother. I mean, if five miles of switchbacks up a steep hill (mountain?) is considered nice, that is.

The hike was rejuvenating because it allowed me to take a break from my novel and get some exercise in, because we know writers need that.

It was also cool in the sense that later on in my novel, the characters have to climb Mt. Ojaochait, which I have created because of my love for Rainier. So, in a way, I took a small part of the actual journey my characters will go through, except they’re going up much high than I did and they will have people and beasts out to kill them. I only saw birds and a wolverine, they will have to face ice trolls.

Now I have to catch up on my word count, but I’m confident that I can do it. 

Here are a few photos of the hike:


Christine Falls
Comet Falls along the trail
Because everyone has to make a face like me in front of a waterfall.


Author: Chase Charaba

Hello there! I'm Chase, an ambitious, aspiring young novelist and YouTuber who hopes to get a novel published one day. I'm also trying to produce the highest quality YouTube videos by constantly learning new ways to film and edit. I've been involved in journalism for 5 years, including 1 year as co-editor of a national award-winning high school newsmagazine and 1 year as the co-editor of an award-winning college newspaper. I write mainly epic/high fantasy, but I also mess around with science fiction, horror, and realistic fiction.

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