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New Trail Discoveries with Millie and Vinnie

Wednesdays dog walk defined adventure. It was a sunny day so we headed to Cypress Falls Park in search of a view. Our pack consisted of Millie the Formosan Mountain Dog and Vinnie the French Bulldog.

One of my (very few) complaints about the North Shore Mountains is it can be hard to get above the tree line for a good view. I’m originally from Alberta, where I’m used to hiking the Rockies. In the Rockies you really only need to hike for an hour or two before you get above the tree line. It’s pretty sweet.

So with the goal of enjoying a view on our dog walk we started at Cypress Falls where I know of one spot where you can peek at the city through the trees.

But this is also why I love walking the dogs. It’s not just about where I want to go. Often the dogs will pause by a trail to see if that’s the trail we’re going to go down.

I was feelingĀ adventurous, so when Vinnie paused by a trail, that honestly looked really steep. We decided to go for it.

Steep it was! The dogs usually will run up and down the trail a few times by the time I get to them. Not this time! The dogs would go ahead, make sure I was with them, THEN continue on. Makes for a boring video but an awesome hike. Just check out this elevation profile! And yes, we did run for a bit on the way down! Way to go team!

As it was a new trail for me. I had to pull out the map. I always get excited when I get to do that.

There we are!

We also had a reminder that the bears are back in town!

That’s a big pile of poo! I immediately starting singing to let Mr. Bear know we were in the area and ment him no harm. It was a pretty lame song. It was along the lines of “hey there Mr Bear. I’m just here walking with my doggies doo wop doo wop”. I’m hoping the dogs were the only ones around to hear it. But I’m sure my horrendous singing was enough to scare away any bear. šŸ˜‰

We caught an amazing view, hiked some really rugged trails. But it’s time for me to stop typing and just show you the video. If you haven’t checked out the GPS player before this would be a great opportunity to do so. I took more pictures than usual of interesting things we spotted along the way. And well, I’m really proud of that elevation profile. WAY TO GO DOGGIES! I’m sure you were knackered last night.

Until Next time!

Today's Adventurers

Location: Cypress Falls Park, West Vancouver

Distance hiked: 7.5km

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