Last Saturday, July 10, I was finally able to get out for a hike plus take a good quantity of photos on a hike from Belcarra to Sasamat Lake. It was the first time we had a weekend where there was no interruption in the sunshine or blue sky. It was also just as well that I did the hike that day because I was in the midst of a gout attack late Sunday which then made walking difficult. A hike then would have been out of the question! I began by hiking up the Springboard Trail from Belcarra where I got off the bus from Port Moody. Then it was eastward to the Woodhaven Swamp which had its own trail around it and then on to Sasamat Lake via the Woodhaven Trail. I'll let the photos do the talking for the most part.
The view above is along part of the Springboard Trail. I saw plenty of signs of salmonberry plants but no berries. I was munching on the small, red huckleberries I found as I was hiking along the trail. Later I even found some ripe blueberries! I guess the bears must have gotten to all the salmonberries first. Who knows!
Next comes a series of photos taken along the loop trail that goes around the Woodhaven Swamp. I loved the view from the eastern end of the swamp but even the western end has its charm. The latter location is where I took the shots of the bleached trees against the bright blue sky. Again, I'll let them do the talking. Feel free to ask any questions or to make any comments! - V