Blue Gentian and Lost Lake
Last Sunday I decided to stay close to the city and we headed to West
Vancouver. Two years ago I got lost in this place, this time I brought two
maps and my GPS :)
We were walking among western red cedars and we saw ancient stumps reminders
of the forest as it once was. The two lakes that we were planning to visit
are much frequented in summer but this time they were left for ourselves.
After 2 hours we reached Blue Gentian Lake. In early summer this little lake is adorned with water lilies and buck bean plants. Swamp laurel blooms at its edge and mats of glossy-leaved leptarrhena grow along the rivulets of the marsh.
30 minutes later and walking in a sometimes overgrown trail we reached Lost Lake.
Time for lunch, and finally the rain was leaving us. We decided to do the loop.
On our descend we passed through an extensive groove of western red cedar, and a bridge spanning Brothers Creek.
Then we entered a stretch of old forest and we saw a pretty waterfall.
So far I concerned these little waterfall doesn't have any name, and I have a friend who loves waterfalls. I will name it in her honour, from now on this little waterfall will be know as "Brenda Fall"
Finally we reached the fire access road and then the parking lot.