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The Trail To Hollyburn Peak (Photos & Video)

Hollyburn Peak has long been a popular destination for Vancouver's hikers. Before improvements to the Heaps logging road made truck transport possible in the early 1940's, hikers began their trek from the Hollyburn ferry wharf at Ambleside, West Vancouver. Today, the hike begins at the cross-country parking lot on Hollyburn. Hikers throughout the decades have enjoyed rest stops at a number of small lakes on the Hollyburn plateau. In the early 1900's, loggers dammed these lakes and connected them with ditches in an unsuccessful effort to provide an adequate water supply for the flumes further down the mountain. After a steep climb to the Hollyburn shoulder, many hikers pause by a group of small ponds before making the final push to the summit. Those who have brought a lunch often share their meal with ravens and whiskeyjacks.

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