Ride to Cypress

Ride to Cypress

Took my bike to Cypress Bowl today. I was planning to visit Bowen Island, but on the way I saw a group of cyclists beginning their climb and that was enough to change my mind.

Total distance: 66km, time: 4hr

The provincial park gate has a good view with several picnic tables. The air gets cooler beyond the gate. It took me 1.5hrs to climb and 10mins to get down. I hold the brakes tight not to exceed 60km/hr.

Highlight of the trip: a group of mountain bikers asking for a chain breaker.

Hike to Horth Hill

Hiked with Nature Vancouver to Horth Hill on a beautiful Saturday. The park is near Swartz Bay and the ferry from Tsawwassen takes 90 mins. Compared to last year’s hike, this time we saw lots more flower species and birds. Shooting stars were everywhere as well as erythroniums.