Forbidden Stanley Park Trek, 1 Year Later


Saturday, November 10th, 2007 — 5:56pm PST
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This afternoon we grabbed some caffeinated beverages from a local coffee joint and headed to what is probably our favourite place in the city, Stanley Park. I couldn’t take in enough of the fresh autumn air.

Nature Boy

I love this time of year because the park just seems alive, from squirrels rustling up some grub for the winter fattening to little streams and creeks popping up all over the place.

Trekking along the muddy Tatlow Walk, over to Rawlings, and down the Third Beach Trail, we had to check in on an old friend (“Sam“), a 800-1,000 year old tree that was toppled recently due to unstable soil.

John and

I must give the Parks Board kudos (for once) since they have left him where he fell to become a nursery log and have routed the trail around all 130 feet of him.

Path re-routed around

At the bottom of Third Beach Trail we took a walk around the Sea Wall, which isn’t officially supposed to open until this coming Friday.

How we have a sea wall in the first place

This was our first time on this part of the sea wall since it closed almost a year ago, and it was also the first time I had walked it in that direction (since you’re supposed to go East to West). The following are photos of the “forbidden” and still-closed side of the sea wall, which honestly doesn’t look very close to safely opening.

Too tempting


Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Ready to re-open?

All photos for the walk today can be viewed in my Stanley Park Flickr Set.

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6 comments

  1. fotoeins says:

    A little part of me aches every single time I see any photo of the seawall or Stanley Park …

  2. Well, that’s what 1000-year-old cedars do — they get mushy and fall over. I’m also glad the Park Board is leaving it where it is. Oddly, with my various health problems over the past year, I haven’t been to Stanley Park *at all* since the windstorms a year ago. I really should get down there.

  3. […] blogger/social media maven Miss604 has an excellent roundup on her own venture into “forbidden Stanley Park” after the storm that’s worth a read. The pictures really show the extent of Mother […]

  4. […] blogger/social media maven Miss604 has an excellent roundup on her own venture into “forbidden Stanley Park”after the storm that’s worth a read. The pictures really show the extent of Mother […]

  5. […] Over the last few years of my life, while I’ve been living downtown, I’ve come to enjoy Stanley Park on a weekly if not monthly basis. In the summer, it’s home to one of our favourite beaches and in the spring, fall and winter it’s the scene of many treks, hikes, strolls and photo walks for John and me (and yes, we’ve even named our favourite tree). […]

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