Late Afternoon in Early Summer
There are lots of breath taking all day hikes in the Vancouver, but this
hike is both approachable (runners are OK), short (3 hours or less) and still
beautiful. This hike starts in a parking lot under the upper
levels (Trans Canada) highway. It follows a power line maintance line
which is wide and easy.
About 45 minuets in the trail pulls off the power line and comes closer
to the river. The forest is lush and amazingly green.
And every once in a while you get a view of the river. (It's deep
canyon so you don't see much)
Small streams come out of the forest towards the canyon. The seem
pristine and are beautiful to watch:
And after about 2 hours (it's the up hill leg of the trip) we reached the
Dam. The dam wasn't running very fast so other than the tourists it
was quite quiet at the top.
And of course the view of the resevoir and coast mountains is incredible.
Even if you just drive up to the Dam, you feel you are getting back to nature
looking at this.
And if you want to go, here's a map. (They given them out in the
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