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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Default Four Cascades Loop, Burke Mountain, Coquitlam: Apr 2, 2017

Spring gives us the unique chance to participate in winter and summer activities at the same time; if we feel like skiing or snow-camping, we can, and if we feel like avoiding the snow and indulging in some greenery, we can. When the weather starts to warm things up, the valley floor is the first thing to clear and local waterfalls usually start working their magic, tempting us to leave the snow behind. The Four Cascades Loop (from Lyle Litzenberger’s Burke and Widgeon – A Hiker’s Guide) gave us what we were looking for. We completed a loop of four waterfalls involving Harper Road, The Coquitlam Lake View Trail, the Sawblade Bike Trail, and Woodland Walk Trail. We completed the loop in a counter-clockwise direction; for a more demanding hike with steeper uphill terrain, you can complete it in a clockwise direction.

The Four Cascades in order:

1. Coho Creek’s Dry Crossing

2. Sawblade Falls
3. Woodland Walk Falls
4. Pritchett Creek

Most of the trail was snow-free, the odd patches that weren't were ok with just boots/shoes.

Full trip details are here:

Cascade #1, Dry Crossing Falls:

Cascade #2, Sawblade Falls:

Cascade #3, Woodland Walk Falls:

Cascade #4, Pritchett Creek:

The highlight of the day:

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I was not expecting the highlight - what a cutie!

Great photos. Thanks for sharing
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Appreciate it @VSDM . She definitely is.
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Nice spring hike, and cute dog.
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A nice one off the beaten path, some fine waterfall pictures and the cutie highlighted the trip report just brightly with those shiny eyes. You have a fine eye for the falls, nicely composed.


Hiking is what keeps you young of mind and heart. When the going gets tough, the tough get going..............
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