Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Take a Walk through the Forest
Evidence of the forest's history, such as large stumps with springboard notches (springboards were used by loggers to stand on while they cut down trees), can be seen from the trail. Flora such as stinging nettle, salal, and large evergreen and deciduous trees are abundant and they provide a cool, refreshing shade in the heat of the summer.
The North Forester's Trail also provides areas to view the locomotive shed, the Hillcrest No. 1 Shay locomotive, and the BCFDC train as it travels down the steep hill towards the lower grounds.
Forests are an important part of the ecosystem, providing sanctuary for animals and cleaning the air we breathe everyday. They are also a relaxing place to walk through and change every week during the growing season.