Deep cove

Dear journal,

I noticed as I was walking home the other day that there were brown leaves on the ground. Already? Summer is almost gone? But I just got here 😦 And everyone back home is back in school…. There are so many more things I want to do in Vancouver, outdoor things, because I most likely wont be here when the weather is warm again. So I looked on my “Vancouver bucket list” of things Ive yet to cross off. Tossing locations back and forth until we decided our day would be spent in Deep cove.

Diego and I packed up lunch, water and a camera and headed off. 1 skytrain, 1 seabus, 2 busses, and 2 hours later we were in the tiny town of Deep cove far up into North Vancouver. Its a cute little town with one of everything. It only consisted of one block of businesses. This however was not what we were there for. We had come for the hiking through the beautiful mountains.

We got slightly lost in our search for the trail. We passed massive amazing houses elevated into the hills. Huge modern deco style houses overlooking the sea. We walked and walked until we came to a marina. Cute little boat harbor with men wearing sailor and captain hats. We walked into the tiny sea shack on the edge of the dock to ask for directions to the trail. The old fellow at the counter gave us an address, and told us that it looks like a guys driveway but it branches off.

We found it.

Trail entrance

So we hiked for an hour or so through the steep trail, partially climbing at some points through the dence mountain forest. Up and up until we saw light peeking through the trees not far above us. As we headed for it the trees opened to a large boulder. Then, hiking up the boulder, the view opened up…..

Breathtaking. The way the sun hit the water making it sparkle as it surrounded the tree covered mountains and distant islands. The skies were bright blue and white sail boats floated along in the breeze. These are the types of views I was hoping to see in Canada. I couldnt believe what I was standing there looking at.  Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

We sat there for awhile, taking photos and just absorbing the scenery.

Then we moved on. There were 4 other points on the mountain with great views. Some took a little extreme hiking to get to, but a few cuts and bruses later, we made it 🙂

On the top of one of the harder places to reach we found a small burnt out campfire. I imagine this is an awesome place to have a bonfire, high on this boulder, so far out in the middle of nowhere… We had our lunch here 🙂

So yep that was my day. We continued hiking until it was almost dark then after stopping by the little handmade donut shop for a snack for the ride home. We headed back.

Amazing inspiring beautiful day in the mountains of Brittish Columbia

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