Mt. Fromme and Thunderbird Ridge

These days any individual aiming to make there way to the top of Grouse mountain might do so by the Grouse gondola or the challenging Grouse Grind. However few realize that Grouse mountain can be reached through a network of trails starting from the base of Mt. Fromme and travelling North East around Grouse. Mt. Fromme, named after J.M. Fromme, 'Father of Lynn Valley, is well known for its diversity in mountain biking trails and is commonly confused for Grouse mountain due to its proximity to the ski area.

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Dog Mountain Mini Hike

With what seemed like the possible start of another warm winter for Vancouver actually resulted in some cooler temperatures and snowfall on the local mountains. This provided an excellent opportunity for a mid-fall visit to Dog Mountain.

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Dog Mountain trail is a local favourite due to its easy accessibility, negligible elevation gain and rather short distance. The final look-out provides fantastic views of the lower mainland, Vancouver and even all the way to Washington state on a clear day.

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Mt. Seymour Snowfall

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The one thing I love about the Vancouver local mountains is that when it snows, and it seems these days it doesn't snow often enough, is how accessible this tranquility and beauty is from my home in Port Coquitlam. This past Saturday, with the temperatures dipping and a wet system slowly making its way out of the area, I figured this would mean fresh snowfall up in the mountains.

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I made my way up to Mt. Seymour planning on only taking photos, but realizing many pe…

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