Tag Archives: hiking

Yak Peak

L1090215If you have ever driven Coquihalla Highway you will recognize one of the most prominent sideway features – the east face of Yak Peak. An impressive vertical, one smooth piece of a granitic block, it rises above the highway and begs the question how does one (and that means one without a rope or climbing skills) get up there. Well, there is a trail, next to the face, that will, shockingly, take you aaaall the way. To. The. Summit.

Not only that, the faint trail continues along the ridges of Nak and Thar peak, offering day long views of the strange high country of Coquihalla, something you won’t see from the highway.

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Mount Bishop

Views from Mt BishopMount Bishop summit has been eluding me for a few years now, but not for the lack of trying. On our last attempt we got REALLY close but had to retreat because we were running desperately out of daylight. Oh yeah, and did I mention that we were also late starting off because Chris refused to climb over a fence of a newly constructed yet officially not-yet-accessible Bear Island bridge so we had to bike aaaaall the way back to Hydraulic Connector and cross the Seymour River there? Well, no hard feelings there but it left me with an URGE to get to Mt Bishop, for real, again. Continue reading

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Widgeon Lake

I like, ehm, logistically involved trips. Those which involve multiple means of transportation and complicated arrangements from water taxis (at a minimum) to scheduled float plane pick ups in order to just get to the starting point. The trip to Widgeon Lake was somewhere in the “moderate-low” range of that scale but offered great rewards for that little bit of extra effort. Continue reading

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Burns Bog

L1070153Burns Bog is a large swath of wetland covering most of the area between highways 17, 91 and 99 in Delta. It is eight times larger than Stanley Park but only a minuscule part of it is accessible to the public. I always imagined Burns Bog as a bubbly swamp with fog rolling over it and a monster’s hand reaching out from the depths and after you ankle. Well, on Sunday we went to find out. Continue reading

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Belcarra Park

L1070090As part of our All Regional Parks quest we decided to visit Belcarra Park in Port Moody. There are many ways how to explore Belcarra – hike, bike, stroll, swim, kayak or enjoy a picnic. We had a few hours to work with before the forecast rain was supposed to hit at 2 pm so we brought our bikes to cover some good distance and set off down one of the trails. And were we ever pleasantly surprised! Continue reading

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