Cypress Falls Park: Old growth trees & falls. A slow interpretive nature walk.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
A joint event for Old Growth Conservancy Society and Nature Vancouver.

Trip leader: David Cook.
Meeting time & location: For car pooling meet at 0930 hours at the Park & Ride of Park Royal North, West Vancouver (on the roof) and for those travelling by bus. Alternatively, meet in the parking lot at the end of Woodgreen Place off Woodgreen Drive at 1000 hours.
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Walking distance: 2 to 3 km.
Elevation gain: ~150 metres
Terrain: The trails are poorly defined and poorly maintained in many places. Caution is required where there are steep drop-offs into the Cypress Creek canyon. There are rough and slippery sections of trail and hiking boots with deep tread and ankle support are essential.
Difficulty rating: Using the Nature Vancouver rating system, the difficulty rating approximates “C”.

Description of event:
A natural history hike along the trails of Cypress Falls Park in West Vancouver and the adjoining Cypress Provincial Park. The field trip area contains one of the North Shore’s oases of old-growth forest with two waterfalls in a pocket canyon formed by Cypress Creek. There will be a focus on the ecology of old-growth forests.
Bring lunch and water and dress for changes in weather.
Registration not required.
Memberships in Nature Vancouver and the Old Growth Conservancy Society are not required.
There is no cost except for sharing of gas from Park Royal.