Reese Witherspoon embarks on wilderness adventure in BC with son Deacon

While some celebrity vacations include lounging by the pool, Reese Witherspoon and her eldest son Deacon Phillippe are taking a different approach to summer fun. The mother-and-son duo are having the time of their lives horseback riding and hiking in British Columbia. They even got up close and personal with some bears!

Documenting their trip on social media, the Legally Blonde star started the holiday with an obligatory airport selfie. She wrote: "And we're off. Our adventure into the wilderness begins! #HikingTrip #HereWeGo."

TAP FOR GALLERY Reese Witherspoon was quick to make friends with a beautiful brown horse.

In 2014 Reese starred in and produced the movie Wild, in which she played a recent divorcee who embarks on a hiking journey of self-discovery and healing, and it appears her experience inspired her to attempt a similar voyage in real life.

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Revealing she and Deacon quickly made friends with some beautiful brown horses, Reese posted a video of their beautiful green surrounded and added: "That first step into nature. Who else out there is hiking and exploring the world? Share your adventures, or favourite nature quotes, as I share mine. Embark on this adventure with me by using #StayWILD."

After a long day hiking through the woods, Reese and Deacon bedded down for the night in a comfortable-looking white tent – complete with its own decking! And they may be attempting to reconnect with the world, but that didn't stop them from tucking into a meal of crab and mashed potato.

She shared their stunning views from an Alpine glacier.

Deacon and his sister Ava, 16, are Reese's children from her marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe. She and husband Jim Toth are also parents to three-year-old son Tennessee.

While Reese and Deacon enjoyed their adorable mother and son bonding time, Ava revealed she was having a very different experience back home. She shared a picture of a laundry room wall on which someone had scrawled: "Dryer ate my quarters." Ava added: "Laundry life."

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