Wednesday 29 April 2020

A Walk In The Woods

Not on horseback, this time, but with so many of us being contained to our homes I thought it might be nice to post some sights from a recent hike. We've been getting out walking or hiking in our backcountry a few times a week and in the absence of riding, it's the next best thing.

Most good walks start out on a logging road
Because that's where the trails head out from! This is a super old railway grade and in better times a great trail to ride.

Salmon berries blooming in a clearing.
Elderberries are in flower too
Mossy Douglas Fir
Red currant in a clearing
Getting up a little higher, the salal and smaller douglas firs are giving the upland forest game away :)
Brand new bracken ferns uncurling on a rocky bluff.
Wild strawberries! Bookmarking this spot for summer!
Finally, we made it! The view from the top! Looking south.
Looking north. This is an ocean inlet, and all the little islands to the north are part of a marine park I'd like to visit again one day (I need a boat!)
Looking west. On a clearer day, you'd see Vancouver Island in the distance, but let's be real, this is the west coast and  clouds are semi-permanent. We're just lucky we missed the worst of the rain :)
Stay safe, everyone!


  1. so pretty - i really do love this time of year

    1. I wish I could capture the smell of it, even - all that new greenery in the warm sunshine!

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    1. I used to feel so trapped (for lack of a better word) being wedged between mountains and ocean and all these big trees hanging over us. Now I'm starting to appreciate it and see some of the beauty.

  3. Beautiful! Love the close up pics of the flowering plants...!

    1. The forest is full of little unexpected surprises right now

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    1. I'm starting to feel a lot more settled here.

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    1. I'm so lucky to have these trails accesible to me right now