Apart from an easy hike along this Port Coquitlam trail, there were two other reasons to take the walk this summer. First, the abundant flowering of fireweed motivated me. The native plant grew intermittently along the route and it’s useful for skin conditions from dry skin to eczema.
The other great incentive was the view once the trail reached the Pitt River. The low range of mountains in the distance with Golden Ears the highest, were smoke screened behind cloud.