May 15, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
North Vancouver, Hiking
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On Thursday, May 13, 2010, myself (60 years old), my daughter( 22 years old ) and a friend (24 yrs), hiked from Lynn Canyon to Deep Cove. The estimated time for the hike was 5 hours but we wanted to do it in 3 1/2. No Problem! It was 22 degrees celsius, no rain, a perfect day for a hike. We started at 8:40 a.m.
The first part of the hike was up, very steep in some places and less steep in others. The scenery is BC at its best, sun filtering down thru the fir trees. The trail is excellently maintained, bridges over the many creeks, well marked except near the end (the last 1.6 km.) We missed the trail at the Indian Arm Lookout and went down a long way and had to hike back up so the hike ended up taking us 4 hours, plus the friend had a breathing problem and we had to go slow. Could easily do it in 3 hours next time. Today is Saturday and going up and down stairs has been difficult to say the least but I went for a bike ride today and I'll be out running tomorrow.
BC has got to be the most beautiful place in the world to hike, so accessible, so close to home and yet far away.