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post #11 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2006, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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It's unbelievable to have that right in the city. Reading about its old days as the city/industry encroached must be neat. There may be beefs with some aspects of how the watershed and upper canyon have been treated, but I wonder what the worst-case-scenario proposals were? I sure that over time lots of people were pushing for various worse ideas.
In the end, they made the right decisions, at least
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That reminds me of the recreational luge ride I think Grouse had maybe back in the 70/80's. Does anyone have any info on that or even have the great opportunity to try it?! My imagination when I was told about it probably made it better than it was.
You mean the summer cart ride on a big rail? It was called the Mountain Coaster and it went from the top of the cut down to midstation, down near the Paper Trail run. I enjoyed it the few times I rode it. It had only one control which was the brake. They only had it for a year or two because someone forgot to brake at the end and hit the person in front of him, IIRC.
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Thanks Martin, you're lucky to have tried it. Yeah, as a kid I had envisioned a type of suspended track winding through the forest as it went down slope. Pretty close I guess. Some cool things come and go...
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I'm going to try and find out if I can reprint the first hand version of the trek that Mackay, Fripp, Horne, and Capilano did when they first reconned the valley end to end. It's gonna be the oldest school report ever!
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Had a look at whats left of my old Water Board map to see if it showed where the water piped to Vancouver came from before the Capilano Dam was built in 1954. It's a neat old map,dated Feb.,1929 with a scale of 1:31,680. Pic.#3 shows the intake near Nickey Cr.,the pipe ran down to and under Burrard Inlet to Prospect Point.
In Pic.#1 you can see tiny Capilano Lk.near Eastcap Cr.and near the top is a red line,the start of a trail that ran north to Furry Cr. but maybe more interesting is what I believe is the old railway starting from the waterfront and running up "Capilano Cr."on the west side of the river and later running up both sides and ending near Daniel Cr. east of Mt. Hanover. There are also several spurs on both sides with some near Crown Cr. that run close to where the bottom of the skyride is now. the north and south parts of the map combined measure approx. 4' by 3'. I have it on microfiche(that word always sounds like a small carp to me,but I digress). If anyone knows where I can have it reprinted in color please let me know.
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That's a project we're definitely going to have to tackle, Denis. Can you tell what year it's from yet ?

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D'oh, you'd think I could read, but no. I see I didn't need to ask the above question
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1929,Mick
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Cool, that's way older than I thought [8D]

I'll have to show you the set of maps Chilliwack Jack willed to me on the Seymour Valley.
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Not sure if this still an active thread but i just read that book and am now fascinated to find out more on old trails etc. I've lived here all my life and fished and hiked around here a lot. Any leads to more info, maps etc much appreciated.
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