Monthly Archives: January 2015

Dog Mountain, 13 Jan 2015

Stephen H. at Dog Mountain:
“Ganna, Mary, and Quentin joined me for a quick hike to Dog Mountain on Mount Seymour. We visited Dinkey Peak during the hike in, and lunched at our destination with great city views and hungry ravens and whiskey jacks. Significant sections of the trail carried no snow, but we all wore traction devices under our boots. No use for snowshoes here yet.”

Cypress Lake, 1 Jan 2015

Stephen H. at Cypress Lake:
“2015 got off to a great start with this New Year’s Day hike to Cypress Lake in Coquitlam. Andrea, Lindsey, Mary, and Susan joined me on the snowy and icy backroads leading up Eagle Ridge from Westwood Plateau. There wasn’t enough of the white stuff for snowshoes, but microspikes were essential. While the minor top of Cypress Mountain proved elusive, the lake was easy enough to find. The day’s scenery included bullet casings, empty beer cans, dirt bikes, lots of drops of blood in the snow, two mountain men with homemade hiking staffs, and a startled grouse.”