British Columbia Rainforest Walk

British Columbia Rainforest Walk

Almost any day a walk can invigorate the soul, so what makes this British Columbia rainforest so special?

In the autumn the sprinkling of big leaf maples among the firs and ferns makes a sauntering stroll particularly magical. No matter if your jaunt is interceded by precipitation. The protective canopy keeps the ambiance fresh without overwhelming. Thankfully, the rainforest is known better for it’s dampening effect than its bracing downpour. Around every corner are enchanting surprises, leaf strewn pathways, inukshuks, peek a boo falls, artifacts from the coal mining era and always moss laden logs in various stages of decomposition. Fungi make a home in the ones lying prone on the forest surface and it isn’t unusual to find ferns sprouting from mossy branches still hanging on to the mother tree. It is the stillness that is haunting. If you come without noise props you can hear the forest sing of peace in the land, quietly absorbing your cares away.

With that much power, a rainforest walk can be more tempting than a cinnamon bun. However, you may feel you deserve one at a local bakery after your mental and physical workout. For bakeries in Ladysmith near Holland Creek (where these photos were taken) check out Old Town Bakery or In The Bean Time to quell the appetite you worked up on the rainforest trail.

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/old-town-bakery-ladysmith or http://inthebeantimecafe.foodpages.ca/

For more on the British Columbia Rainforest see:

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/everything-turning-up-fall-rainforest/

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/malingering-fall-in/

http://heathersimondsphotography.com/hanging-on-to-fall/

Rainforest Trail Walking                   @heather simonds
Rainforest Leafy Trail              @heather simonds

 

Rainforest Trail Walking                   @heather simonds
Rainforest Trail Peek A Boo Falls                   @heather simonds

 

Rainforest Trail Walking                   @heather simonds
Rainforest Trail Walking                      @heather simonds

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