Tag Archives: views

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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Howe Sound Crest Trail

L1080690This is an absolute gem of a trail, perhaps one of the best-conceived ideas of a North-Shore trail taking you through the best that the area has to offer – the views of a sparkling ocean dotted with islands are spectacular, the trail follows a backbone of a solid granite ridge, passing immediately next to Vancouver’s icon of a mountain, The Lions, and leading you to some exquisite swimming lakes. Continue reading

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Tunnel Bluffs

L1070032Big trees, cushions of bright green moss, the solitude and a fantastic view at the end – the Tunnel Bluffs trail is grossly underrated, my dear friends. Why is this hike not even listed in the bible of local hiking, the “103 Hikes” guidebook? For that or whatever the reason, you will not be running into other people on this trail and you can have all the wonderful lookout points to yourself. You’re welcome. Continue reading

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