Team Building – Capitals Training Staff Runs for the Hills

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The Capitals traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, immediately following their game in Edmonton on Wednesday night. The entire team and support staff officially had the day off on Thursday, but “Team Building” was the order of the day.

The Capitals training staff headed for the woods for their team building, opting for a visit to Grouse Mountain. Grouse Mountain is one of the North Shore Mountains of the Pacific Ranges in the District Municipality of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Grouse Mountain is also the location of a very popular hiking trail known as the “Grouse Grind”. It is a steep trail that climbs 2800 feet from the gate and timer near the bottom of the trail to the “Grind Timer” at the top of the trail, a distance of 1.8 mi. The Grouse Grind has also acquired the nickname, “Mother Natures Stairmaster”, for obvious reasons.

It was not all work for the training staff, as the boys got to enjoy a little time at the top.

It’s back to work for the team and staff on Friday. Practice will be held at 2:45 EST.

So, “Smitty, how was it?

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Went on a little hike today up a mountain

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By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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