I went snowshoeing 2 days in a row at Mt. Seymour, and ended with 2 different experiences. On Saturday, I went up with Gan and Lloyd
on a clear day. When we started at about 11am, the trail was already well-travelled. We followed some existing trails, and we also
made some of our new trails. We had the perfect weather that day. We continued on the trail to Dog Mountain. Wow, we got a
panoramic view of Stanley Park, Downtown Vancouver, UBC, Airport and Richmond.
After the Dog Mountain, we returned on the same trail, met an old couple. They were in their 80s. The old man pointed us to try
on exploring on the north. There was a ski hut about 200-300 feet above us. We managed to follow some trails to get to the hut.
However, we couldn't find another trail to loopack, in which the old man described, "Don't return on the same trail. We did try exploring
a bit before we gave up. We went back on the same way, and got to the steep part that we had to just slide down.
First time I snowshoed at Seymour
Sitting on a mini-snowcave
"Damn, I just fell"
Look at how deep the snow is!
First lake, Mt. Seymour
Downtown Vancouver View from Dog Mountain
On top of Dog Mountain
This was how we went up.
This was how we came down.
On Sunday, Carleton, Christine and I went up again. This time it was completely opposite. We had about 7 inches of new snow the night before.
However, it was raining hard at the time we started. We headed into the woods, and did the same trails. But the good thing was that
we were the first group to travel on this trail.
The trail was completely covered by new snow, and we took turns to step on new snow to break trail. It was so quiet and beauitful.
Even though it was very wet, and the fun of playing with new snow gave us a lot of joy.
Nothing's better than untouched snow.
Carleton & Christine
Finding the trail markers
Deep Deep Deep !
Did you see the difference? Sorry, it's a bit out-focused