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Eagle Mountain Digital Key Program – NEW FOR 2018

From The President: The City of Coquitlam has revised the public access procedures for the City’s green gate on the Cypress Forest Service Road (Eagle Mountain). The new green gate access program will no longer use the existing lock and keys, therefore existing users who have a key will need to return the key to… Continue reading Eagle Mountain Digital Key Program – NEW FOR 2018

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Eagle Mountain Key Program Update

From the President: The City of Coquitlam is currently working on a new key access program for Eagle Mountain. The new system will be a Bluetooth-based with a smartphone app. All gate openings, and closings (or lack thereof), are logged. This will mean that all pass holders are accountable for the state of affairs. Technology… Continue reading Eagle Mountain Key Program Update

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Blakeburn Bottom

Today my Gluteus maximus hurts, cause – numb icy toes, slippery rocks in the stream and my never ending pre-disposition to be caught up in the fantasy land I’m walking through and capturing every moment that I can. Which resulted in not only once, but twice in landing in the water with my backside meeting some rather large pointy rocks, the bruises will heal and simply means I get to spend the next few days recalling how amazing the hike up the stream was.

As I headed up the Blakeburn Road, recalling so many discoveries in these hills the last few years, still utterly amazed at each new hidden relic I find. I quickly made my way off of the Loadstone FSR to Arrastra Creek FSR, then down to the bridge below. As I made my descent, the familiar outline of Lover’s Leap could be seen high above against the mountains side. I parked to the side, surrounded by tantalizing wild raspberries and thimble berries, perfectly ripe and fit for melting on my tongue.

Distance to the intended destination, directly up the creek a bit less than 800 meters. Caught up in the ideas of what may still be there, are the rumors true? Will I find carts still connected to each other hanging precariously on something? What will it be like to stand beneath Lover’s Leap staring up at it from below?