For the last two weeks, downtown Vancouver has been lost in a blanket of fog: a unique meteorological phenomenon known as an inversion. But at higher elevations, the sun has been blazing down, bringing a stretch of weather to the North Shore that’s more like August than October. In my last post, I described a drive up Cypress Mountain to find the sun. Here’s a great hike to do once you’re on top.
Above the inversion on Cypress Mountain, I decided to take advantage of the suddenly summer-y weather with a hike to Hollyburn Mountain. I caught the trail near the cross-country ski area, next to the B.C. Parks map board.
A few minutes later, I was sweating and feeling the burn of the sun as I ascended a steep gravel path along some power lines above the nordic ski area. Continue reading:
Need to escape the fog? Head to Vancouver’s North Shore (Part 2)