On most Colony Farm pathways, there were bikers as well as hikers, but under the Mary Hill Bypass, few people ventured unless they fished. This was the reason I hadn’t walked to the Coquitlam River mouth in months. The dirt trail was deserted and there were bear signs posted. Because a hiker on the Millennium Bridge said he ran across a bear, I whistled as I walked the last hundred metres to the junction of the two rivers.
The tide was high which was why I wanted to venture over the last section of the trail. The water was glassy and a few fishers hopefully cast lines into the stream but I didn’t see any fish hauled out of the water’s depths.