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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Seeing as I didn't have a baby to pack with me yesterday I wanted to get out, despite the melancholy weather. It was either go up into the snow or stay low and hope for the best. How about stay low, hope for the best and take shelter under some mighty natural umbrellas.

The trip started of as usual but it was a different day today. Cold, wet and windy.


What can I say, I'm a dirty girl. Fenders are for whusses.[]

It wasn't long before I reaced my cycling destination - not a beach day today I'm afraid.


And the trailhead.


A little wet in here.


and here


and......this is where I got cold feet.



Some trees


Bigfoot? or a Rainmain?


Rebirth


The trail.


Meet my good Friend Milton


The Fallen. (excuse the water on the lens.)


More trail and big trees.


My favourite blowdown.


I Love this stuff!


A bit of Fun.


Not a good day to cross.


Retaking.


The devil we know.


Entrance to the Bushbowl.



And a variety of photos on my way out..


The skeeters are out. And I really wish people would clean up after their bears!



Fun day out with cycle I covered approx 28k.

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Love that little walk amongst the giants. Any new treefall you can see? When we were last there, 'twas a bit windy and some of the trees were teetering back and forth making very loud and eery creeking and cracking sounds, we didn't stick around for the show
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Yep at least one big one. (pic above)
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That sure is a beautiful forest!
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Great report Jenn. Love your shots !
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Wow! Unreal. Deep forest green and the rebirth. Always, ever changing. Walden's Pond is pretty nice but imagine what he would've written if he lived in BC....
Besides, Walden was afraid to scramble, I heard. for real... His guide was shocked that he didn't want to summit. Fun doggie, too. Water lovin pup
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Krista not so much into yoga, eh?
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Wha? no hanging lake in this loop? []
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Mick it's lovely in there.

Thanks Russ! Its one of those places where good photos come easy.

Jerry you can't keep Krista out of the water.

Marek - Be the tree. Krista is only interested in downward dog and perhaps the odd sun salutation.

Thought about it Bo; but didn't feel like taking a swim. The water is fast and cold this time of year.

Thanks everyone. Hoping my next day off comes with fairer alpine weather, I love the trees but I'm due for a ridgewalk.
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Darn bear owners! I think we should pass a law to keep them on leashes haha
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Long for the days when you could take an easy drive right to the trailhead. Guess that was 15 years ago, maybe I should get over it... Excellent choice for a cloudy day.
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always love to see your posts and pics, exy
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Love those big trees, they seem to be few and far between.
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Get over it Tim![] It's still pretty easy access to get to these trees.

Thanks Rich.

Yeah I know Jeff. A few years ago WWC posted a map on their site outlining the decline of old forest stands in BC. It was eye openning to say the least. I'm glad that these stands are protected from harvesting.
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