Lots of large stumps and a nice lake
Dave and Karen, Andrea and I decided to do a hike on Sunday afternoon and
Brothers Creek was the perfect combination of "never been there", "close"
and "interesting". The hike starts in the top of the British Properties
in West Vancouver and looks like a a driveway that was never finished.
The gate has a a number of brochures which include a map and a guide.
The first part of the trail is
on a fire road - what used to access a logging mill. The road still
shows remnants of it's 100 year old construction.
The trail itself is in lush second growth forest. Beause no trees grow
on the road way the canopy is open and the light encourages many plants to
The Brothers Creek has the largest collection of massive stumps with springboard
notches I've ever seen. These old trees really pull at my heart strings
- I love to photograph them. The scale of these old trees is impressive
- they dwarf the humans and roads next to them.
As you reach the top of the Brothers Creek trail you come to the bridge
and get a few options for side hikes. One trail goes towards Lost Lake,
the other goes to Blue Gentian Lake. After finding the sign way up
on a tree we decided to try Lost Lake.
We found it - Here it is! The lake isn't terribly large but it's quite
calming. We walked around to the side and placed a few phone calls
to taunt our friends about how much fun we were having hiking.
After visiting lost lake we walked
back to the junction and down the western edge of The Brothers Creek Trail.
By this point the sun is starting to set so the light gets challenging.
The trail somewhat parallels Brothers Creek and at on point you can take
a short side step and see the twin falls.
The rest of the hike down is in trees with occassion boggy bits.
The Brothers Creek hike proper starts at one parking lot and ends at another.
With the bus strike on we drove up so we had to return to the car.
We took the Crossover Trail and repeated a short section of the trail.
I really enjoyed this hike becase of the stumps and the great water.
This trail is worth doing!
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