In 2009, three professors (David Ryeburn, Ted Cohn, Bob Horsfall) started the SFURA walking and hiking group. Anyone belonging to SFURA or an adult guest can join the group. Until now the hikes have been held every Wednesday, rain or shine. In general, bad weather has not prevented the group from going on their planned hikes.
SFURA walking and hiking group
2013- 2022 Hiking Group
2013: In 2009, three professors-- David Ryeburn, Ted Cohn, Bob Horsfall started the SFURA walking and hiking group.
2013- Jackie (French) and Vis (Physics) on High Knoll in Minnekhada Regional Park.
2013: Crystal Falls is on Pritchett Creek in Coquitlam, which drains into the Coquitlam River. Here you see Doreen, Peggy, Lena, David and Jackie eating lunch with the waterfall in the background
2013 -The group on top of Dog Mountain located just west of Mt Seymour Provincial Park.
2013: The group before starting the hike around Buntzen Lake in Anmore (north of Port Moody). This area offers a variety of scenic trails, which can be easy or quite challenging.
2014- Hanna and Frances enjoying a chat. This walk, along the Alouette River Dykes Trail, is 14.2 km and is located in Pitt Meadows. It is very scenic in January and February before leaves appear on the trees. One can see birds and snow covered peaks.
2014-04-30 Group on Burnaby Mountain.
2014: Group at the picnic area of Belcarra Regional Park before starting the hike north to Jug Island Beach
2014- Kim, Peggy and Doreen on the bridge four months before it disappeared. “Twin Bridges” seen in this photo became “No Bridges” in December 2014 when a 50K cubic metre rockslide blocked Seymour River, resulting in water back up; the bridge was destroyed.
2014: View of blueberry fields from High Knoll, Minnekhada Regional Park, Coquitlam. The group is busy eating lunch.
2014-1 Wet group at Rice Lake, North Vancouver.
2014: When going to Woodland Falls (Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Coquitlam), there are many streams crossing the trail. Clarence and David are helping Dan cross one such stream.
2015 Mid-Valley viewpoint at the north end of Fisherman’s Trail. This a favourite place to shoot movies.
2015: Group at a viewpoint in UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. MKRF, located in Maple Ridge, has great hiking trails.
2015: The group ready for hiking around Spanish Banks, Vancouver.
2015: Fraser Foreshore (Burnaby and Vancouver) is a walk for all seasons.
2015- Trails around Deer Lake are among our back ups for really rainy days.
2015: Group, with Clarence in the lead, coming down Chinook Trail in Capilano River Regional Park. This is one of our favourite hikes.
2015: Wreck Beach (Vancouver) in cold December.
2015: 30 Lunch at Steveston. Every year around New Year’s, we walk and have lunch at Steveston. Seated: Apollonia on the left; Lena at the far end; on the right are Leo, Ann, Bob, Ted and Shirley.
2016: The group near Cleveland Dam, Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver.
2016: Group at the base of Mt Galiano, Galiano Island.
2016: Kim, Coralie and Monique on the Ladies Only Trail on our way to Mosquito Creek, North Vancouver.
2016: On Brothers Creek Trail, West Vancouver, on a wet and foggy day.
2016: Group at Pritchett Creek on our way to Woodland Falls, Burke Mountain, Coquitlam.
2016- On icy trails in Mundy Park, Coquitlam. Most if us used some sort of cleats for traction in ice and snow. It was a long icy winter
2017: Group at icy Rice Lake, North Vancouver. Most of us had cleats on our hiking shoes. The lake was frozen enough to walk on.
2017: Wet Buntzen Lake, Anmore, BC
2017: Lynn Creek was roaring in the Spring of 2017. Kayakers were enjoying themselves while we ate lunch standing by the creek.
2017: Tree hugging mathematician, David, around the Giant Fir tree. The tree is located on Giant Fir Trail, Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver.
2017: Ann and Frances on Fisherman’s Trail, North Vancouver.
2017: Group near summit of Mt Galiano on Galiano Island.
2017: On Lower Falls Trail, Golden Ears Park, Maple Ridge. Ann, Coralie, Karen, Apollonia and Aigek facing Blanshard Peak on the left.
2017: Ted and Shirley at Juniper Point, Light House Park, Vancouver.
2017: Lining up on Centennial Trail, Lions Bay, to look at an eagle’s nest across the road (Sea-to-Sky Highway).
September 30, 2015. Steveston, B.C.
2018-08-08 Group at Belcarra before the hike to Burns Point
2018-10-17 Lunch before walk along Reifel, which is rich in birds
2018-10-17 Wood duck couple at Reifel
2018-11-21 Spanish banks is one of our favourite walks
2019-01-09 Seymour River behind us
2019-03-20 Deas Island, a pleasant flat walk.
2020-05-22 Only a few parks were open for hikes in 2020. This sign at Cleveland Dam reminded us of social distancing
2020-06-03 Parveen and Coralie at Pitt Lake during Covid pandemic keeping social distance.
2020-07-08 Wild flowers at Serpentine Fen Nature Trails
2021-09-15 The group at Capilano River Hatchery
2021-11-10 Walking along Fraser Foreshore trail in the fall
2021-12-08 High tide just receding from Shoreline Trail, Port Moody.
2021-12-15 Coming down Trans Canada Trail on Burnaby Mountain, heading towards Barnet Trail. Shirley and Ann in front.
2022-02-23 Male bufflehead at Belcarra, photo before our hike to Burns Point.
2022-06-15 Great trails and trees at Watershed Park, Delta.
2022-06-22 Going up Mt Galiano
2022-06-22 South view from Mt Galiano
2020-03-04 Deer Lake walk just before Covid pandemic
20-05-22 Monique and Parveen at Cleveland Dam picnic area keeping social distance