Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mount Seymour on a Spectacular Fall Day.

It was a wet week in Vancouver - probably our worst weather week since the Spring. But the weather cleared for Saturday and Sunday and wow what spectacular fall days! Saturday we spent time on the seawall in Vancouver, and Sunday we climbed Mount Seymour with Kirsty and Glyn. Mount Seymour is one of the North Shore Vancouver ski mountains in Winter and a popular hiking area in Summer. Hard to believe that we will probably be snowshoeing here in a matter of weeks.  We started just after 9 am (I had to negotiate the late start!) but we still managed to beat the crowds who were heading up on our descent. Mount Seymour towers over Vancouver at 4,754 feet. It is a massive mountain with 2 sub peaks, 1st pump and second pump. The peak is named 3rd pump. That's Glyn at the top of this rock section. Thankfully the rock was dry!

My turn!
The top of 2nd pump - snack break!
The top of Mount Seymour! Fantastic panoramic views.
The view from the top of Mount Seymour is truly spectacular on a clear day like today. You can see Vancouver to the south, part of Indian Arm to the east, Grouse Mountain to the west, and an enormous section of the Coastal Mountain Range to the north. That is Cathedral Mountain in the background of this picture. Neil, Dave and I were there almost a year ago to the day as part of the Bagger Challenge.

 Kirsty's panoramic view.

Both Saturday and Sunday evening I took my bike down to the Pitt Meadows dykes to enjoy the evening before the sun set. The views were truly spectacular with nice reflections on the calm water. Last night I came upon photographers capturing the perfect light - tonight I saw a painter all set up with her easel trying to replicate the beauty.


Oh so peaceful...the calm before the autumn storms. Happy Autumn!

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