Friday, March 19, 2010

Snowshoeing on Seymour

This morning I took Mojo up onto Mt Seymour for some fun in the snow while the sun was still out and before it all melts for the end of the season.

On route up Seymour we take in the views from the lookout to the South-East.  Here Simon Fraser University is situated on the green hill in the centre, mountains in Washington in the distance.


Zooming in on Burnaby and the dark penninsula on the far right leading out into the sea is Point Roberts – an odd piece of land attached entirely to Canada but is actually a small piece of Washington state.


Looking down the Fraser Valley, Mt Baker silhouetted against the morning sun.


Views across to Belcarra and Port Moody.


Approaching the parking lot at the top of Mt Seymour.


As we set out the ski runs are still quiet.  Mojo is very tempted to test these nice flat white runs out but there are park rangers nearby who probably wouldn’t have been supportive.  He sticks to the trails for the short distance we run parallel to the ski run and then turn into the forest.

IMG_1201 Mojo is delighted with all the snow, having had very little at home this year this was his first opportunity to get out and really run around in it.

IMG_1163 Mojo racing around the trails

Not long and we reach the look-out from Dog Mountain.  The view here of Downtown.


Looking at East Vancouver, Burnaby and the Second Narrows Bridge.


A wide view of the whole city.


Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge with the mountains of Vancouver Island in the distance.


Grouse Mountain


Views to the North



A panorama from the South side of Dog Mountain over the city.  Incidentally, the strange ‘crunching’ sound on the video is Mojo knawing on a slab of ice he has removed from a frozen pond

And a panorama view from the North side of the peak.

More views from the top of Dog Mountain.


Mojo taking in the views.


On top of the world !


We then start heading back.  The sunlight through the forest.


One of the ponds, frozen over.

IMG_1197 Stopping for a quick break to chew a stick he had stolen off a dog earlier.


Looking across a frozen First Lake.


Back at the end of the trail the First Aid ATV races up the ski hill, I guess someone has had an accident further up ? 

After our walk I decided it was not be right to be so close to Deep Cove without calling in to Honeys for a donut….perfect for elevenses !

Deep Cove village.



Views across the village to Indian Arm.


Kayakers enjoying the peaceful waters


Views across the inlet.


Deep Cove village from the pier/jetty



Looking across the marina


Homes on Panorama Drive straddling the terraced hillside.


This view shows the marina with Quarry Rock in the background, which I walked to in October 2008 with Charlie.

IMG_1215 Finally a brief panorama of the village from the jetty.  A lovely walk and great to get out and enjoy some sun and snow at the same time !

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