Keeping busy, having fun.

Hello everyone!

I owe you a few posts! I went camping at Birkenhead Lake which was amazing! So I will do post about that soon.  I also owe you a couple of gear reviews (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad).

Life has been very busy lately, but very good.

I’ve got to sort through some photos, and then I will get to posting!

In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures from this past long weekend:

Horseshoe Bay. One of my favourite places for a quick walk or bite to eat.
Horseshoe Bay. One of my favourite places for a quick walk or bite to eat.
Enjoying the sunshine and views at Whytecliffe Park in West Vancouver.
Enjoying the sunshine and views at Whytecliffe Park in West Vancouver.
Me and Scott - the best thing keeping me busy lately!
Me and Scott – the best thing keeping me busy lately!
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A Beautiful Day for a Hike

Yesterday I had a wonderful day doing what I love the most – exploring nature with a friend. For the locals: We headed out to Buntzen Lake in Port Moody. We did the loop around the lake, with a detour at the north end to go around another small lake and catch a glimpse of Indian Arm.

Hiker on trail
That’s my friend leading the way.

I love hiking year-round. The benefits of fall and winter hiking include the fact that you don’t get as hot and you don’t have to fend off the bugs!

And, you get to see some cool things, like this:

I love watching steam rise out of the trees to join the passing clouds.
I love watching steam rise out of the trees to join the passing clouds.

 

mountain in clouds
More cloud appreciation.

We stopped at North Beach for a snack and a stretch and got to appreciate the view.

Hiking shots
View from North Beach, Buntzen Lake Hike, Port Moody, BC, Canada
dock on lake with sky view
Dock at North Beach, Buntzen Lake

And then we continued on along the trail taking in the sites of the lake, moss covered trees, trail-side mushrooms, streams, and several waterfalls.

IMG_0594It was a gorgeous day for a hike. I only wish the pictures could do it justice. If you are able to, I highly suggest you find a friend, pack a bag and head out into the woods!

Make sure you are prepared though – hiking safety is important!  Check out the Mountain Equipment Co-op website for some tips and tricks.