Tag Archives: cedars

In search of an oreum

I started along this fifteen kilometre trail in Jeju’s Saryeoni Forest, but planned to hike only five kilometres into the forest to reach Mulchat Oreum. This volcanic parasitic cone was where Hwaguho Lake, a crater lake was located on its flat summit. Continue reading In search of an oreum

The Coquitlam River

The Coquitlam River flows from Coquitlam Lake into the Fraser River — a distance of only fourteen kilometres. I’ve hiked its trails that span both sides of the river from Crystal Falls in its upper reaches to the estuary. Continue reading The Coquitlam River

A Wander through Elk Falls Provincial Park

This Vancouver Island provincial Park was not far west of Campbell River. With easy walking trails and a waterfall, I was surprised there weren’t even more people on the Sunday I visited. Continue reading A Wander through Elk Falls Provincial Park

Glacier National Park

East from Revelstoke was Glacier National Park. Tall hemlock and cedars lined the path of Hemlock Grove Boardwalk, a setting made perfect because no one else was there on that early morning. Entering a different part of the park, I walked over the Llicillewaet River hoping for a glimpse of the glacier of the same name. Continue reading Glacier National Park

Vancouver’s Stanley Park

This is my daughter’s favourite park in the world. I get the attraction. It’s a huge 400 hectare site with a nearly nine kilometres of walk/cycle/roller blade trail that skirts the park plus internal trails. The view of the ocean and surrounding coastline is to die for and I’m impressed too. Continue reading Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Buntzen Lake

I took no notice of the beauty of my hometown. It wasn’t until I returned that I saw what my eyes had overlooked in the past.

Now I’ve moved country and don’t have that glazed eye attitude but sometimes I forget what’s close at hand. That’s why I returned to Buntzen Lake, a short drive from where I live. It’s tucked away in a quiet corner near the Village of Anmore surrounded by B.C.’s tall Douglas firs and cedars. Continue reading Buntzen Lake

Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park

At Combers Beach I took a one kilometer hike to the beach through vegetation that metamorphed from tall to short bent over spruce crouching from the salt spray and wind swept winters. Continue reading Vancouver Island’s Pacific Rim National Park