When I think of Coquitlam, images of wild blueberry bushes, colourful fungi, and scenic ponds don't come to mind.
But a hike last weekend in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, just north of the suburb, turned up all of the above—plus a coyote.
From Harper Road, we followed a logging road and the Burke Ridge Trail to Burke Summit. It was a rainy day, so we got soaked by wet plants along the trail.
Still, it was an enjoyable day, even with clouds obscuring the views from the ridge. The hike took 3.5 hours up and 6.5 hours return.