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Welcome hiking in the Vancouver area

Most Vancouver winters are six months of rain . There is a long standing joke , "What do you call two days of rain ? " The weekend ! I like to spend the month of June on the beach soaking up some much needed sun . By the end of June most of the snow on the peaks has melted ,and the sound of the " Rats with Wings " ( seagulls ) are driving me crazy Yes it's time to hit the hills and back country . Vancouver has some of the best hiking in Canada . All of it is within easy reach of the city . Here you'll find some of my favourites . I have also posted some links , pics , tips, a few maps , and some useful forms.

Rating : 1 = easy 2 = moderate 3 = hope your in shape !
View : 1 = not much 2 = worth taking a camera 3 = outstanding !

Four books I suggest you purchase to provide more information are; 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia - Mary & David Macaree . Don't Waste Your Time In The BC Coast Mountains - Kathy & Graig
Copeland . Best Hikes and Walks of Southwestern British Columbia - Dawn Hanna . Classic Hikes British Columbia - Anita Cancian .

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A bit About Me - I'm 48 yrs. old and single . I am 5' 11" 185lbs . I have green eyes & brown hair ( but the grey is starting to sneak in ). I started this webpage so I could share trails & trips with my fellow hikers . Some of the things I enjoy are ; hiking , photography , cooking , working out at the gym , roller blading , camping ,reading ,computers and travelling . I work for a large soft drink bottler in Vancouver . This is a fast paced enviroment so I find my time on the trails is a great way to release stress . I moved to the west coast when I was 12 and love the fact that there are still places to explore every weekend . When the rains start ( Nov.- Feb. ) it's video & popcorn time . That's where the gym comes in and " Tanya The Punishment Queen "

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Disclaimer:The owner of this webpage is not responsible for the information contained herin.Hiking can be a great pastime,but it also carries with it a certain amount of risk,as with any endevor. Changing weather,trail conditions,personal fitness,common sense,and wild animals are all part of the outdoor experiance.Your own safety is your responsibility.Be sure to carry the 10 essentials with you and know your limitations.Above all, tell someone where you are going and when you'll be back.