Brandywine Meadows

After my unexpected and unpleasant trip to Serbia, we were trying to go back to normal. That means – mountain hiking, whenever the weather permits, which meant almost every weekend, since we had really nice summer here in BC.
Our last trip was to Brandywine Meadows, about an hour away north from Vancouver (by car) and about two and half hours walking. Most of the maps we've found were not accurate so we took a longer but easier route up and shorter but very steep route on a way home. Maybe it was a better choice because if it was the other way around we would be more tired, I guess.
But, as I always like to say, it was worth the effort:


There is a glacial spring going through the middle of the valley where we drank the water from, one of the rare occasions because there is a danger of drinking water from springs in BC because of beavers and 'beaver fever' – a parasite they might spread and a possibility of infection. But here you can actually see a glacier where the water comes from and there are no beaver ponds around, it is too high for them, I think.

We planned to go to Lions tomorrow but a weather has changed, there was a rain today and a trail is a bit tricky so we will think about it.
There are more photos of Brandywine Meadows and Manning park where we spent one weekend in August. Camping, what else πŸ˜€

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40 Responses to Brandywine Meadows

  1. Cois says:

    I wanna gooooo hiking! :cry:Fishing actually :p but i'm workin weekends :(Do you fish Darko?

  2. SittingFox says:

    Wonderful scenery. I miss the mountains so much.Giardia can be spread by more than just beavers, though :left:

  3. Furie says:

    Wow. Beautiful landscape. Looks about the right temperature for me too. Next time you're there, look for my log cabin and drop in for a drink of spring water coffee.

  4. gdare says:

    Clint, we have two fishing rods and all other stuff and we tried fishing three times – on one small lake in Sunshine Coast, Kentucky lake and Poland lake. On first two fish were smarter than us and on Poland lake mosquitoes were too hungry to leave us alone :left:Adele, if I remember, you've bragged about new hiking shoes few days ago. Is there any Canadian trip in plans around? :DAs for Giardia, I know, that Wikipedia article is pretty informative "insane:Mik, you and Kimmie are moving to BC :hat: :cheers:But having a log cabin there during winter and spring won't be a good idea. Instead, you might built something in Whistler or Pemberton (it's cheaper there πŸ˜‰ ) then hike in the area :yes:

  5. Dacotah says:

    A really nice day you two had hiking. Great photos. πŸ™‚

  6. Cois says:

    πŸ˜† man, i'm going fishing tomorrow. :p

  7. SittingFox says:

    Oh, how I wish πŸ˜₯ Yes, I have new hiking boots and they're desperate to visit Canada and see the sights. However…having just graduated, I have no money for such things and the flights are far more expensive than they used to be. Hopefully I'll have a trip somewhere next year, but we'll see.

  8. derWandersmann says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    it was worth the effort

    A lovely alpine meadow! Almost a Type Specimen.Originally posted by gdare:

    it is too high for them, I think

    They need lots more trees than I see here.

  9. studio41 says:

    You guys get such great exercise! What a beautiful place this is. Bet you are both enjoying the colours of autumn now!

  10. Zulia says:

    OMG BREATHTAKINGVIEWSOAWESOME!Wow. I would like to run all over the place!Brandywine? Sounds familiar, I think the name is same with a river or place in The Lord of the Rings book!

  11. gdare says:

    Carol, thanks :DClint, good luck :up:Adele, try not to fly with British Airways. Last year when I was coming to Canada, my friend who works for a tourist agency, has found me return tickets Budapest-Vancouver for only 400 eur :faint: I was needed to go to Budapest though, but that costed me only 25 eur more :left: :yes:dW, exactly, not enough tree. Well, not near the spring, at least :DJill, it is still not that cold so leaves are still greenish but it will change soon, I think.

  12. SittingFox says:

    The cheapest flights from the UK are with Thomas Cook Airlines. There is an element that you get what you pay for – I call them the Sardine Express :whistle: You used to be looking at about Β£300 return at this time of year, but now you're lucky to find anything less than Β£500. Most of that is government tax. I've never flown with British Airways but Air Canada are nice. Extremely expensive, but nice.

  13. derWandersmann says:

    Originally posted by Zulia:

    Brandywine? Sounds familiar, I think the name is same with a river or place in The Lord of the Rings book!

    Brandywine Creek and Valley, in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA.

  14. Dacotah says:

    You are welcome Darko. πŸ™‚

  15. gdare says:

    Adele, my favourite is Lufthansa. Flying attendants are very polite and prices are often affordable. Air Canada is very professional but as you sai, more expensive.

  16. studio41 says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    it will change soon,

    ours is a bit later in coming- very lovely weather to walk and take it all in! enjoy your fall!

  17. Stardancer says:

    Beautiful place, Darko. Glad you both had fun.:smile:

  18. gdare says:

    Star, thank you :cheers:

  19. volkuro says:

    Very nice photos :up:When I read "Lions", I thought you were going to see another game.. :whistle:

  20. derWandersmann says:

    Originally posted by SittingFox:

    having just graduated, I have no money for such things and the flights are far more expensive than they used to be.

    How far can you row?

  21. Spaggyj says:

    I wanted to go there until I saw the mosquito picture :insane:

  22. Cois says:

    πŸ˜† I'm inspired to go camping nontheless. :happy:

  23. Words says:

    That looks so tranquil! I envy you such beautiful landscapes.

  24. gdare says:

    Louis, the next one will be hockey game, I think :DKimmie, mosquitoes were in Poland lake, Manning park. Brandywine Meadows might be a bit too cold for them :devil:Clint, go ahead, winter is over down there, right? :cheers:Words, this part of BC is beautiful but I just wait for the opportunity to go to Banff :yes:

  25. Cois says:

    yup! :yes: although it's getting super hot now. Getting my fishing gear ready now for a trip and planning a kayak trip very soon. :happy: screw work!!! πŸ˜†

  26. gdare says:

    πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  27. Spaggyj says:

    I thought they were the same :left: Ooh! Nature album! *goes to see animals*

  28. gdare says:

    πŸ˜€

  29. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by Darko:

    But here you can actually see a glacier where the water comes from and there are no beaver ponds around, it is too high for them, I think.

    Okay … that "I think" makes me VERY nervous. :nervous:Maybe Beavers do things differently up there.It reminds me of how the so-called medical experts always claim that Flu Shots cannot possibly make you sick because the vaccine is a DEAD virus. Yet many people always get sick after getting the Flu Shot. My Dad, brother-in-law, sister and their daughter got sick recently after getting that supposed harmless Flu Shot.So yeah, that "I think" that it's too high for Beavers up there leaves me feeling VERY uncomfortable. :insane:

  30. gdare says:

    :lol:We both drank water from that spring plus few more people. Nothing ever happened πŸ˜€

  31. There2ia says:

    It seems you really had a very nice day while you are enjoying the nature πŸ™‚ great pictures!

  32. gdare says:

    Thanks πŸ˜€

  33. volkuro says:

    Originally posted by gdare:

    Louis, the next one will be hockey game, I think

    I hope you're not too in a hurry… :whistle:

  34. gdare says:

    Yes, I've heard Canucks are on strike. But there are some other clubs that are playing :up:

  35. nopanic says:

    The air in the mountins must be fresh enough to prolong ones life! Wonderful spectacle! :happy:

  36. gdare says:

    It feels great for sure, especially early in the morning :up:

  37. gdare says:

    πŸ˜†

  38. nopanic says:

    Oh yes! I ca imagine snifffff AAAAHHHHhhh :happy:

  39. qlue says:

    Originally posted by Spaggyj:

    I wanted to go there until I saw the mosquito picture

    Every rose has it's thorn and every camping paradise has it's mozzies! :lol:Originally posted by Suntana:

    It reminds me of how the so-called medical experts always claim that Flu Shots cannot possibly make you sick because the vaccine is a DEAD virus. Yet many people always get sick after getting the Flu Shot. My Dad, brother-in-law, sister and their daughter got sick recently after getting that supposed harmless Flu Shot.

    There have been researchers that believe it's the toxins produced by the virus and not the virus itself that causes the flu symptoms. Since those toxins are present in the vaccine,… Well you can draw your own conclusions. :left:I've never bothered with the annual flu shot hype. But I have noticed that every single one of my colleagues that get the shot every year are the ones that mysteriously get sick! :whistle:

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