Second attempt and still no peak
So it's June, you want to get up a hill and there has
been a fair amount of late season snow. Where are you going to
go? Mt Seymour is a pretty good choice if you don't mind a little
snow and remember to bring bug spray.
Eric had this idea that I really latched
on to - Gabi,
being from he warm beach part of Australia, hasn't often seen
snow. Vancouver is the warm beach part of Canada, but we still
have access to snow pretty much year round.
The hike to Mount Seymour is actually quite easy - hike up the ski runs
half an hour or so, and then follow a trail that winds around the
mountain to the top - actually three tops - Mount Seymour has three
peaks. On a previous trip I made it to the first peak, but we ran
out of energy to go any further.
But while you are at the top
it's fun. You don't
get a terribly sharp image of the city (so much atmosphere between you
and it) but you certainly get a sense of the lay of the land.
Getting cold and worried about the weather, we headed down. David
and Eric found a fun game to play with snowballs.
After a while you get somewhat used to the domestic
flora (other than a raven, there was no fauna to be seen). Then
you turn a corner and all sorts of stuff pops out at you.
Something about learning to see.
David has always had special skills when it comes to
find places to sleep. For some reason, this trip stressed his
skills to the limit. Mount Seymour is a good if short hike for a
lazy Sunday afternoon.
Tags: snow(4), summit(3), hiking(3), vista(2), alpine(2), city(1)
People: David(5), Eric(2), Gabi(2)
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