Exploring Lower Lynn and the Blair Rifle Range

Chris Wright Photo Trips

The lower section of Lynn Creek lies just north of Highway 1, at the start of the canyon. The Sea to Sky Trail was our access point into this interesting coastal forest and watercourse. As we started on the trail, I noticed these two vine maple trees standing like watchers over the green waters of Lynn Creek.

Further along the trail we had another opportunity to visit the creek and capture some images of the beauty.

We continued along the trail climbing uphill as the creek descends rapidly. The District of North Vancouver has continued with the trail upgrades including boardwalks and stairs.

A waterfall in a difficult to access location tumbles down the rock wall.

After exploring the lower section of the Lynn, we headed east over to an area known as the Blair Rifle Range. This former military gun range used until 1968, now contains a network of walking trails and mountain bike trails. It is located on the lower slopes of Mount Seymour and is the headwaters for numerous creeks.

Now I should mention that at this point of the day, the promised clouds had arrived along with some rain and even wet snow. The resultant soft light and fog added a sense of wonder and intrigue to the forest. Thus I turned my attention to the forest and enjoyed expressing those senses.

I liked the sense of scale and awe with the distorted upward angle of this shot.

The understory western hemlock tree is framed with the mature Douglas-fir and western hemlock trees.

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