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Hollyburn Peak

Hollyburn Peak

A joint trip with Friends of Cypress Provincial Park – Aug 30, 2019 Trip Report by leader Lyn Grants Twelve participants were not daunted by the mist and light rain and, of course, all made it to the peak-alas to curtains of mist which completely obscured the views.  Many whiskey jacks (Canada Jays) flew in immediately to join and entertain us. Entertained as we were, we were also alarmed to learn that their food caches are not “refrigerated” as they…

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Black Mountain – Eagle Bluff Hike – July 20, 2019

Black Mountain – Eagle Bluff Hike – July 20, 2019

Trip Report by Leader Anne Leathem There were eight eager hikers who climbed Black Mountain to view the Lions and the Vancouver skyline on a gorgeous sunny day. We hiked across the plateau in the cool trees enjoying the slight breeze. We stopped for photos and to admire the white rhododendron and copperbush flowers. We had an avid botanist and a dedicated photographer recording flora and fungi. The Chipmunks and Ravens entertained us on the Bluff and a Raven managed to…

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Blue Gentian Lake Hike – May 8, 2019

Blue Gentian Lake Hike – May 8, 2019

Leader Lynn Grant. Trip report by Laura Cottle It was a misty, nine am start for our hike to Blue Gentian Lake and the clouds that covered Cypress suggested that we could expect more than mist on our hike. But the weather though damp was mild on our hike – a good temperature for exploring! We rendezvoused at the corner of Millstream Road and Eyremont Drive in West Vancouver. We were nine of us: Lynn plus Marion, Bengul, Azarm, Kate,…

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Pacific Spirit Park Nature Hike

Pacific Spirit Park Nature Hike

9 March 2019 – Leaders: Bev & Bill Ramey. Trip Report by Tom Lane It was a beautiful crisp morning that greeted us for the beginning of our nature hike in Pacific Spirit Park. Being my first nature walk here in Vancouver I was thrilled to have been invited and was looking forward to delving deeper into the flora and fauna of the park.  Being a bit of a ‘nature novice’, I was delighted to in the very capable hands…

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Snow Shoe Hike in Cypress Provincial Park

Snow Shoe Hike in Cypress Provincial Park

Leaders Anne Leathem and Bill Kinkaid. Trip report by Jane Srivastava On January 26, 2019, eleven persons participated in this snowshoe trip jointly organized by Nature Vancouver and Friends of Cypress Provincial Park. Carpools were arranged at Park Royal and we assembled a second time at Black Mountain Lodge. Some, as the trail was well packed and not mushy, left their snowshoes in the cars and donned a variety of crampons, others, electing to be ready for any terrain, strapped on their…

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Cerise Creek Hike

Cerise Creek Hike

Leader Bill Kinkaid – Trip report by Charlene Stanford  On October 27, 2018, a bleary-eyed (for Les and I), but smooth 7am start to our day at St David’s Church in North Van. Our group of nine consolidated into three vehicles, and hit the road right on time. We had a pit stop in Pemberton, and got to the chilly trailhead at about 10am, starting our hike at 10:15am. The  trail was in good condition and a bit icy in spots…

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Black Mountain and The Plateau

Black Mountain and The Plateau

Trip report by Leader Anne Leathem On August 25th five of us set out in a light shower up the trail to Black Mountain and the Plateau. We were not a fast group but enjoyed checking out the trees and and other plants along the way. Among us were friends new and old so we caught up on our latest summer holidays. When we reached Eagle Bluff, alas, there was no view. To escape the rain we tucked in under the…

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