Compared to last week, this time my truck was full of companions. Once again, we decided to visit one of the most scenic places in the Lower Mainland.
The first part of the hike is almost on flat terrain, after crossing the meadows the trail goes uphill defiantly crossing the mountain. As one of the most popular hikes on the area, you can see people going up and down as ants looking for sugar.
Going uphill you can see Spoon lake and the 4WD road ending on the parking lot. At the time we arrived, the parking lot was completely full and I have to squeeze my truck in a very tide spot.
Paragliding is a very popular activity on the area and some people climb the mountain with the added pleasure of going down doing tandem sightseeing.
Feeling closer to the top, I have a look of the old trail.
Some people say that paragliding is the easiest form of aviation to learn. Maybe next year I will spend the $150 for a tandem introductory flight.
Back to the mountain, we had views of Harrison Lake. I don't know if I tell you before that thousand of years ago this lake was not lake at all, but an arm of the sea.
West of Harrison Lake, besides the Fraser River we had gorgeous views of Agassiz and the District of Kent. Down there you can see rolling corn fields and picturesque dairy farms.
Watching the Fraser River I just can imagine its most impressive habitant, the British Columbia's Sturgeon, a wild and prehistoric fish that weighs between 500 and a thousand pounds.