Sunday, June 21, 2009

Beginning of Burnt Bridge Creek Trailhead in west Vancouver . . .

This is the beginning of the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail which follows the Burnt Bridge Creek from the west side of town to 87th and Burton Road, 3/4 of the way across Vancouver. The water here comes from Vancouver Lake which is to the west but not accessible by car or foot here.
This is one of the older trails in Vancouver and for this part of it, the path is about 6 feet wide only -- compared to newer parts which are much wider. This shows the view walking down part of the trail that is straight in parts and winding in others. The part we will travel today is only about 3 miles. Sometimes you can see the river that is to the left but you can hear it if you listen even when it isn't so close.
The blackberries are starting to bloom and produce berries in this and the next photo.
The blossoms are so delicate!


Not sure what is budding here. . . Caught this little bird just as it landed on the tree stump.
Couldn't pass up taking a photo of a field of wild Daisies!
First bridge on this trail -- the water crosses to the right here.
The stream flows swiftly.
Another bridge. If you look closely, my friend on the bike has just crossed over it.
Wildflowers add beauty to the trail. The next three are wilflowers also and I have forgotten the names of all of them even tho I knew them once upon a time. . . IF anyone knows, let me know in your comment please. Thanks to EG Tourguide . . . the pink ones are Wild SweetPeas; the blue ones are Chicory and the yellow ones are California Poppies.



Lots of dandelions gone to seed. . .



And other interesting weeds . . .


All the pretty flowers and weeds distracted me and I forgot to take a photo of the end of the first 3 miles of the trail. . .

11 comments:

Whatever said...

I especially liked the picture of the stream.

Malyss said...

What a beautyful stroll you made on this trail!!
I love the daisies in the meadow, and also the bird on the old piece of a tree, and the river down the bridge.. Well, I love all of it! I would have like to be able to walk on such a place, it seems so peaceful and quiet,so refreshing, with so many beautyful things to enjoy and picture!

The Duck said...

I went on a walk yesterday too! I even saw a blackbird! Lovely flowers!

SandyCarlson said...

You've got some beautiful wildflowers in bloom along that trail. What a great place.

cieldequimper said...

Thank you for the lovely promenade!

Elaine said...

I love the path and the bridges. :)
Elaine

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Love all the wildflowers in bloom! I have to wait a week or two to see these varieties, ;-)

The pinkish blossoms look like wild sweet pea, the blue is chicory and the yellow California poppies. Nice photos of all.

Love Bears All Things said...

I see someone named the flowers. I like wild flowers. The trail has a nice shade with the trees meeting overhead. Thanks for sharing your area of the country with us.
Mama Bear

diXymiss said...

What a beautiful path! I see EG Tour Guide has answered your wildflower questions. I've always called the blue blossoms "bachelor buttons" but chicory is probably their proper name.

becky aka theRAV said...

wonderful photos. I esp liked the trail with the road because the road looked purple! LOL

storyteller said...

What BEAUTY surrounds you! Thanks so much for sharing these magnificent photos so we can experience this trail vicariously.
Hugs and blessings,

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