Now that I've recovered enough from my mini-stroke that I had in early May I am considering doing a hike up Eagle Mountain this Saturday, weather permitting, which will allow me to rest before I head back to work on Monday. The mountain is on the east side of Buntzen Lake northwest of Port Moody. There are a few small lakes (ponds more likely) up there plus a couple of waterfalls and some great views. I'll post the best images here when its all done.
Meantime, these photos are from a hike I did up Hollyburn Mountain in August 2009. The view there were well worth the effort of getting up to the summit. I found a wooden bench at the top and I wasn't there more than a few minutes when a chipmunk joined me where I was seated. In this case it was a Least Chipmunk (or Neotamias minimus in Latin). Here are a few shots of the little fellow who rolled in the dirt after getting a handout of mixed nuts (unsalted, of course!). The little fellow isn't exactly underfed as you can see. I saved the dried fruit for myself. I hope the next series of photos are as good or better. There are such beautiful vistas to share with everyone, and if you live here, take the time to see what nature has to offer firsthand. - V