Just an FYI that my mother-in-law had a bear in her back yard this past week. Strange that it was done so low so early. Love the photography as usual.
Oops. Make that "down so low". Sheesh. I should read this things before I publish them...
Thanks for the kind words, Gwen. A friend of mine who teaches at Glenfir said that he had run into a bear while riding on Little Giant's Head a week or so ago -- maybe the same one? Not a great place for bears, considering that it is surrounded on all sides by houses. I sure hope there isn't a bad incident over there this spring.
Quite possibly the same one as she's close to Little Giant's Head. Have you ever been up there? Found a great little single-track trail from Glenfir leading up there. Went for a beautiful early morning run there a while ago.I too hope there isn't an incident. Lots of houses and school kids around there -- and a daycare one door down from my mother-in-law's place.
Yeah, it is really nice in there, isn't it? Mellow elevation gain, but still enough for some great views. You could walk through there to Thornhaven from Viv's -- a nice reward for a beautiful hike!
It sure is nice there. I was there early in the morning so it was fresh and crisp and wonderful. One of these days, we'll have to go for the hike to Thornhaven. BTW, did you hear that the Summerland train is doing a wine run? Sounds like it could be quite delicious.
I am phobic of bears.By the way, that maple leaves photo just completed my evening. Thank you for that... GORGEOUS.
A wine run for the train makes so much sense -- now if only they can get their sh*t together and put a public-access gate in the fence at the ornamental gardens, then we'd really have something special going on! It's a long-standing gripe of mine -- imagine being able to take the train, hit Summerland Sweets, the wineries, walk across the trestle to the gardens, and maybe even hike down to Sunoka Beach for a swim...all within a mile or two.
Thx, Lesa. I was fond of those maple leaves, too. Such neat colours. I would have said last year that I wasn't too worried about bears, but our incident with the kids along last summer spooked me.
Some cool shots J - seems like you too are enjoying your new camera! I posted some of my latest shots on musings and explore play if you are interested. I've had some phenomenal rides as well with the new bike!
re: gate. Stephen and I got married at the lovely stone wedding platform at the gardens then hiked over the trestle to the greenhouses for the reception. I have some photos of us clambering through/over the fence from the gardens to the trestle. Quite the adventure as it was pouring rain and the guard rails on the trestle weren't built yet (and the marriage hasn't stopped being an awesome adventure).I do agree with your suggestion that a gate should be put in. I'm not sure who owns that land?
I'd love to see a photo of you wearing a wedding dress and leaping that fence in the rain.It used to be easy to get through there, but they've beefed up the fence...I went over with my bike last week and it was a real pain.I believe the land is federal, as part of the research station. That's probably why it's caught in red tape, since I'm pretty sure there have been rumblings of putting in a gate this spring again...
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