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Shortly after I came out to British Columbia in early 2006 I had a case of severely high blood pressure. It wouldn't have been fair to an employer for me to work for them until I got my health situation sorted out. I was on medications to lower the blood pressure and it took until early 2007 to find the cause. I finally went to a naturopath who found that a microscopic parasite was the cause for all this.

While getting my health in order, I took up blogging to share my photography. This way I wasn't wasting time and others got to enjoy the photos, not just me and those close to me.

In May of this year I had a mini-stroke cause again by severely high blood pressure. I may end up gong to the naturopath again since the specialist and other MDs can't seem to find the cause. This has only been a problem out here. Before that in Ontario, the blood pressure was only marginally high, not severely high like in BC.

Knowledge is good because being forewarned is forearmed!

All that said, enjoy this blog and all the photos I share with you.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Eagle Bluff - photos

Here are some photos of Saturday's hike on Eagle Mountain. The goal was Eagle Bluff which I reached without incident. Enjoy the photos and the scenery! The hiking route took me up the Coquitlam Crunch Trail once again, to a view of the lower mainland and then on to Eagle Bluff. I couldn't have asked for better weather. I plan to post some more photos taken during the beginning of the hike but these will suffice for now. Enjoy!
That's the approach to the bluff above and tread marks in the sand from trail bikes in the photo below.
Here's another beautiful shot of Buntzen Lake above and a shot of the trail from where I came.
The image above looks down to Burrard Inlet and Burnaby Mountain. The photo below shows the top edge of the Eagle Bluff. Its a significant drop down from there.
Finally, this is a shot (above) across the top of a rock found near the edge of the bluff. The view alone was well worth the effort in getting there! - V

3 comments:

DeepBlue said...

I admit I'd be a little freaked out having to walk so close to those huge power lines!
Great pictures
How long does it take to do the entire trail? Do you need to pause often? Are there many resting places on the trail?
Hugs
Jon

SpiritMountainGuy said...

I'd estimate the time to hike from the beginning and return to the starting point takes about 6 hours or so. I take a rest when necessary, such as on a rock or log, and then proceed. Usually I'm plodding along. I have water and mixed nuts and fruit with me as a snack. Its mostly uphill on the way with some downhill towards the end before there's another short climb. Its well worth the effort just for the view in the end. I'd like to go up again to the same point but in winter to get photos when everything is snow-covered! - V

SpiritMountainGuy said...

Jon, I also have to fight the effects of vertigo to take the photos of the scenery but its worth it! - V