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Hiking the Rain Dancer Trail
Timestamp Free: 2019.09.19 - 06:49:13
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Fannin Range
(1 days) Elevation Gain: 200m
Difficulty: 1: Mostly a good narrow trail
A trail description and notes to other trails
A couple weeks ago I wanted to hike the Baden Powell Trail from Deep Cove to as closes as comfortable to my home, probably Lynn Valley. However when I missed the bus I didn't want to wait half an hour for the next one and decided to do the trip in reverse. Of course that added one hour just to get to Lynn Canyon. I then also made a detour up the Seymour River to see whether there was any sign of the Fisherman Trail reconstruction. I always felt that it was an overreaction and tremendous waste of money that they removed the bridge. The rock slide blocking the river happened during a big flood and initially the hydraulic backup almost topped the bridge, but apparently the flood washed away some of the rocks or settled the slide, the water never got nearly that high again and the eastern trail never got flooded.
[photo]20180316_122349.jpg[caption]The construction schedule does not give dates.[/photo]
Anyway I then had lunch along the Powerline Trail, then followed it uphill until I could connect to the Baden Powell Trail. That continued to climb quite some distance more to its high point. By that time I was becoming a bit tired and it was getting later than I wanted to be back home. Also the up and downs of the Quarry Rock section of the Baden Powell Trail didn't inspire me. I briefly considered to bushwhack directly down to Deep Cove from beyond the Seymour Road which I once had done long ago and which was not too difficult, but when I came to the Old Buck Trail I went down that to the nearest bus stop just south of the Indian River Road turn off (its across from Hamber Place).
Back at home I looked at the t8 OSM map and found a network of mountain bike trails between upper and lower Baden Powell Trail and Indian River Drive in between. A few days later I explored...
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