Sunday, May 1, 2016

Brothers Creek hike

This morning we ventured into unknown territory, attempting a hike neither Adriana nor I had ever done before. This was the Brothers Creek loop on the North Shore. 

This is about a 7 km route that starts on a trailhead at the top of a residential area in West Vancouver, and takes you up the mountainside on an old logging road (with evidence of machinery and a mill site from over a century ago along the way) and past a gorgeous waterfall and alongside a lovely creek. It's a bit of an uphill on the ascent, and the trail on the eastern side of the creek is a pretty rocky old logging road, so best to wear sturdy trail shoes or hiking boots... but other than that, it's a pretty easy and definitely enjoyable hike. 
The weather today was perfect – sunny and just a bit on the warmer side – so the woods were fresh and the ground was almost totally dry. Still no mosquitoes out, so really, we couldn't have asked for better conditions. This is a really pretty trail, too, especially on the western side of the creek where there are loads of roots scrambles and little log bridges across rivulets. Lots of ferns and moss in between all the massive evergreens, too. Thumbs up for the Brothers Creek trail. 

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