Date(s) - 07/Jun/2019
🌿Brohm Lake Wildflowers & Views [moved from 2nd to Fri 7th]
Hike Location: Brohm Lake Interpretive Forest
Hike rescheduled after seeing that blooming is late this year.
The area around Brohm lake offers great views and a wonderful array of ferns and spring wildflowers including leafless coral root orchids and ‘oddballs’ like Pinesaps, and Indian Pipe. These fascinating ‘mycoheterotroph’ plants all lack chlorophyll and instead get their food by tapping into the mycorrhizal relationship between nearby tree and mushroom species. Depending how fast the spring has advanced we can also expect to see lilies, wintergreens, twinflower, pipsissewa, bunchberry and more.
We’ll be doing the moderate Brohm Lake, Brohm Creek and Bridge trails plus the steeper Powerline, High Trail, Tantalus View and Cheakamus Loop trails for a range of views in different directions. Nature Vancouver difficulty rating C8. Total distance is ~11km (9.7) with ~525m (341) elevation gain on generally well-maintained trails, with some steep sections. Be prepared for some overgrown, rough or muddy bits. Trip goes rain or shine; bring lunch, drinks and suitable clothing for a day in the open.
Preregistration required – please contact: Teresa Gagné <email: d_t_01 (at) shaw (dot) ca> home: 604-437-4453 to get details. We’ll meet in West Vancouver at 8 am, but let me know if some of you are interested in carpooling from Vancouver.
** Brohm Lk parking is on the left hand side (West) of Hwy 99, 4.5 km past the Alice Lk turnoff. Look for signs & a left turn bay.