Thursday, September 10, 2009

blue huckleberry pie

we had a statutory holiday the other day (BC day? something along those lines), so friends and i decided to do the very vancouver thing and hike a mountain. in the rain, as it happened, which is even more vancouver. we did this trail:

Mount Seymour: Length, 4 km. Suggested hiking time, 2.5 hours. Elevation change, 450 metres. This busy trail starts near the north end of the top parking lot, traversing Brockton Point and First and Second Pump Peaks. From the summit there is a panoramic view of Vancouver, the lower mainland and, on a clear day, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. This hike is rated moderate to difficult.

the fog cleared just as we got to the top, and we got a quick view out over the north shore before the clouds rolled back in.

here's me at the top, wearing gaiters:

we ate delicious homemade hummus and bread at the top, fending off a huge raven. on the way back down we picked blue huckleberries (save some for the bears!),

then when we got home we made huckleberry and peach pie:



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nimmersatt said...

what is the difference between a huckleberry and a blueberry.

Anonymous said...

I just read your previous post about biking and camping alone - I am so glad I didn't know beforehand, I would have been so worried about you (!)
xo vta

Elisabeth said...

Hey Lian, I've come here via Gretta's blog. How lovely to read of your adventures and life in Vancouver.

Your mountain hike and huckleberry trip reminded me of Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal. you probably read it here when you were little. All my girls read it.