“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
The Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, in North Vancouver, British Columbia has over 50 kilometers of trails that lead deep within the dense forest. Some trails can only be made by those who are experienced hikers, possessing the level of physical fitness and specialized equipment required to take on the challenge of steep slopes, fast running streams and rugged terrain.
There are other trails that allow a more gentle way into the wilderness. Rice Lake is located on the edge of the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, within the Lower Seymour Conservation Area. The three kilometer trail, full of life and pristine beauty, loops gently around the lake. Herons, owls and eagles have made Rice Lake their home. They invite us to embrace and nurture the life force of nature. To remember the profound truth that our survival is linked with theirs and all creatures that live on this earth.
As Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.”
I invite you to share a walk along the Rice Lake Trail. It is the time between Summer and Autumn, so bring a warm sweater and wear study shoes.