Trip date: February 27, 2016 My sister, Skeena (the family dog), and I recently checked out the Woodland Walk trail, located in Burke Mountain, Port Coquitlam. We were looking for a quick, mellow jaunt through the woods. The Woodland Walk trail is a relatively flat hike; one of many trails created by the Burke Mountain Naturalists from abandoned logging roads in the Burke Mountain area. It includes some long, gradual ups and downs. The end destination is the Woodland Waterfall. From there you can either continue up to…

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 Trip Report: Ryan and I hiked to Mt. Beautiful (aka. Eagle Peak). We ascended via Swan Falls trail and descended via Lindsay Lake trail. The Eagle Ridge trail system consists of the Lindsay Lake Loop, Swan Falls Loop, and Dilly Dally Loop; it is named after its builder, Halvor Lunden. Lunden is a trail-building pioneer and he has contributed to our community by building and maintaining various hiking and biking trails throughout the coast. Lunden had the original idea of building a trail…

Trip Date: March 28, 2015 Ryan & I are currently on a waterfall kick. After exploring High Falls Creek, the week before, I was eager to hike to another set of falls. I had heard of Sawblade falls, located in my old stomping grounds, in Burke Mountain. The falls can range from a full cascade to a tiny little trickle down a rock wall inside the canyon. Hoping for good timing, we were expecting a great water fall. There are several ways to get to Sawblade falls; we were planning…

With Kilimanjaro less than 3 months away, it’s time to amp up my training! Tonight was my first (of many) after-work trail runs. I wasn’t too sure how my blood sugars would differ from previous forms of exercise, but I had a rough idea. I picked a trail that was nearby and simple to follow – not too many hills and still a good workout. Trail Stats: Name: Admirality Point Trail Difficulty: Easy Time: ~1 hour + a long break to catch the sunset Distance: ~5 km Elevation…