When I first explored the Upper Perimeter Trail from the junction with the Dead End sign I thought it might lead to Percy Lake, but never had the inclination to look for the lake. Then one day last spring I wanted to do a short hike on Seymour. It was cloudy with forecast of rain beginning in the afternoon. I drove into the cloud just below the Deepcove lookout and parked there. As I walked through the gloomy, foggy forest along the Perimeter Trail I tried to remember whether there might be a lunch room at the main parking lot in case it began to rain sooner. But it was a bit early for lunch, so I made the detour around Flower Lake. Along the way it occurred to me that I could look for Percy Lake. So I turned on my GPS and continued along the loop to Goldie Lake and back to the junction with the Upper Perimeter Trail.
This year somebody had cleared a bit of brush at the start, so I didn't have to walk through the small mud hole at the beginning. Shortly after that I noticed a new trail going up a small hill at the right. A short tope was not really necessary to negotiate the short steep climb. On top the trail followed an open ridge for a short distance, then dropped west into a small swampy valley. Almost before I realized that the trail was making a loop I was back on the Upper Perimeter Trail. I followed it a bit further, then looked at my GPS and saw that I was heading away from the lake. I went back up the ridge and followed it further down into forest. Soon I saw the... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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