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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Default If I Can't Have Larches...

...I can have golden alders and maples instead.

Seems I missed the annual Manning Park golden larch pilgrimage this year, but I still wanted some golden colours and to escape the blanket of grey cloud/fog that seems to have selectively draped itself over Vancouver for the past few days.

When I woke up this morning, it was dismal, dark, and grey again, and getting out of bed seemed like a bad idea, but I'd already made plans with a friend to hike to High Falls Creek, and since it was my idea to begin with, I thought I'd better follow through.

The grey cloud gave way to blue skies and warm sun halfway out to Squamish, and the entire day turned out to be stunning.

First viewpoint, of a thick layer of trees carpeting the valley:

Looking over the edge: "I sure hope this rock holds up, because it's a loooong way down....!!"

Pretty waterfall:

And the walk down, with stunning views of the Squamish Valley decked out in golden colours:

Backlit mossy trees on the walk back to the car:

On the way home, a stop at the Howe Sound Brew Pub. Sometimes it has great food and slow service; today it had fast service (except when we wanted to pay) and yucky food. But they still had the blueberry wheat ale, which I love. And then, back into the grey fog of Vancouver and home.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 12:14 AM
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A good substitute for the larches. Glorious colours. Thanks for those.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 12:30 AM
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wow. Squamish River Valley looks brilliant
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 08:09 AM
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Howesound Brew pub has the worst food in Squamish and managment! but the best beer.....High falls creek is awesome.

nice pics!
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 09:52 AM
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Awesome photos! Love fall.

I was up at the larches on saturday and they're still awesome! Probably have a few more days to make it up there.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 10:50 AM
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Nice photos!, Love the combination of the yellows and the snowcapped mountains
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 01:45 PM
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quote:Originally posted by Stryder

A good substitute for the larches. Glorious colours. Thanks for those.
Agreed.... beautiful colours all around.

Nice way to get away from the fog gray colours.

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