Saturday, August 08, 2020

I mentioned here that I like mint chip ice cream, so my friend made me some!  She infused the cream with fresh mint, not essence.  Delicious.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Birthday gift of crème de cassis, which I've never tried before. 2 oz with club soda (flavourful and refreshing). 👍  Odd Society is an East Van small-batch distillery that uses local ingredients and their labeling is beautiful.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Eagle Bluffs #2

Read about our first time at Eagle Bluffs here.  Info here.  Started out drizzly and wet, but when we got to the bluff it cleared up for a great view.  And I saw my first ever grouse on the way back (last pic)!  It was very muddy in places, and we got turned around somewhere (I won't even go into it...).  But it was a nice 4-hour hike.  Chipmunk and ravens were there again.  The first bad flower shot – I can't identify it – a leafy shrub with red stalks.  The second flower with needly stalks is Pink Mountain Heather.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Golden Ears Park – East Canyon Trail

We did part of the Canyon Loop. Passed the East/West connector bridge and continued on the East Canyon Trail until it got rough and boggy near the creek. Went back, and returned by the Lower Falls trail which passes Gold Creek Falls and is therefor more busy with tourists. The section going directly down to the falls was somewhat treacherous. We got there early and had the first part of our walk almost entirely to ourselves. Parking lot was overflowing when we returned. Total time of 3 hrs 57 mins. Mostly groomed trail over old logging road, until you get well past the bridge where it turns into an ungroomed trail with mud and creeks near the water.