Squamish Estuary who knew it was so large and that it has different trails almost like separate parks. In the morning I went out with Dalhouise hiking the newer section on the west side of the channels for about two hours - came home ate lunch
and then went out again with Noni and Dalhouise for another two and half hours. The second section is on the eastern side of the river and channel closer to town and the first developed.
Birds were there but not as many as I would expect - it was warm but the wind certainly was cooler when we first started out but we warmed up quickly as we moved.
Almost surprised a naked lady...
I was taking some pictures - talking to Noni and then walked a few steps and came unto an opening / beach area and there was a young lady standing with a towel wrapped around her and her clothes in a pile nearby. Was she naked maybe not -- but I think so.
It is too cold to swim - but I think she was sun bathing - trying to get a jump on her tan.
She seemed to be embraced - but who knows..
By the time we returned home Noni was getting sore again so today's length was just the right hike for her..
Dalhouise for those who like me think he is so adorable
Capilano Canyon is listed as a 8 km hike and easy.
Is this March - the sun is out and temperatures are about 11 to 14 cellulose and so it is time to do some hiking.
I have this book "Best Hikes and Walks of Southwestern British Columbia" and my goal is to hike as many of these hikes as possible in 2014 and it just happens that there are Geo caches on the trail I chose today.
This hike was listed as easy - OK it was easy but very long - Noni and Dalhouise and I started at Park Royal and walked all the way to the Capilano Lake and Cleveland Dam and over to the hatchery and then back to the parked car. I missed I think only three in this series - #1 was skipped and when I walked by it on the return trip - Noni was too sore and only wanted to reach the car so no stopping was allowed for me to look and numbers 10 and 17 could not be found.
I wonder how we will feel tomorrow???
I noticed that even little Dalhouise is limping - I am a little sore and Noni is suffering with every step she takes. But learned my lesson about water -- I brought enough water for me to drink using my 70 oz platypus - Noni brought two water bottles and
drank them too fast and well Dalhouise has lots of running water along the trail.
the pedometer Noni is using says she has walked 25,000 steps about 12 miles. I don't know how accurate that is but it sure feels about correct.
We seen some amazing scenery - will share some with you...
The cold Arctic front has come and gone. I can not say I enjoyed having it hang around last week. I want spring to arrive and I want it now. Today even with the time change that has messed up our sleeping pattern we went for a hike. First mission was to find a newly publish Geo cache and then to explore some trails. I drive by this area so many times - I have been wanting to go explore but last year Noni was a little afraid to go into here - we have seen bears a couple of times come out of these woods to cross the road. I think Noni forgot.. I didn't - and I am ever minded of the fact this is cougar country. Also I keep receiving post from the local environment society which I am now a member of of a family of Bobcats living not too far from this area. But the sun was out and the temperature is about 14c .
I think Dalhouise is happy that the Arctic front is gone too
What I will not do to get a happy face on my Geo caching home page map. This was a day out with my mother and Noni - so we stopped at White Rock so I could measure this rock which is a earth cache. At first my mother wanted to stay in the car and wait for us and I said No Way - you need to get outside. She is in this mood lately of just sitting around her unit.
So when I was measuring that rock - I had many by passer's look at me funny. At first their was a group of youths - one was on top so I asked her to help me out.
Later as I was finishing the circumference measurements security people walked by two times before they spoke to me - wondering how I was going to steal this rock.
Simple - I have a shrinking gun and i'm just going too ..
- I had just finished watching the movie Despicable Me the night before -- I guess TV does influence me -- wel they had a good laugh .