So it's a treasure you seek? What could be more fun then hiking and looking for a treasure while doing so? Similar to Geo-caching but you're taking and you don't have to give back. Pretty little gifts, for you to enjoy or give away!
This spring and summer of 2015 follow my footsteps as I give you the clues to find the different hidden treasures within the trails I've visited. Some will be easy and some tough. If you find 3 or more hidden treasures...take a picture of you and your treasures; send it to me & you will receive a Scaredy Cat buff.
Good luck! Happy & safe trails.
Levette Loop: Squamish~
Walk up a snaky path...On your right giant rocks look down at you. A skinny tree with a red trail marker greets you. A crevice in the tree; where moss & leaves don't belong, is the treasure you seek!
Lighthouse Park: West Vancouver~
Walk along Valley Trail to Lighthouse Lookout. From here you'll see there's no access to the beach. Walk down the rocky knoll to a path surround by park houses. There you'll see a rocky path down to West Beach. On the path, three Arbutus Trees greet you. Next to them is a tired bent tree...Here in that tired tree is a crevice and the treasure you seek!
Pankhurst Ghost Town: Whistler
On the trail in the beginning you'll come to a branch...Go right down the trail and carefully cross the tracks where you'll see flagging tape. In here in a beaten cars wheel base is the treasure you seek.
Clue #4 & 5:
Ancient Cedars Trail: Whistler
#4-A snaky rocky path with elevation & tall rocks to the right...on your left is a hollow tired tree and the treasure you seek.
#5-Among the great ancient Cedars three, there's a perfect shoe size foot hole to boost you up high in the tree. In the foot hole is the treasure you seek.
Clue # 6 & 7:
#6-A creek crossing and shortly after a 10 ft washed out trail that goes down a bit and not long after a mossy covered log on your right with a split in the middle is the treasure you seek. FOUND: May 17, 2015
#7-At the heli pad is a soggy tired stump. Peel away the bark and deep inside is the treasure you seek.
Clue # 8:
#8-At the 2.5 Km's sign post...at the base of the tree is a crevice and the treasure you seek.
Clue #9 & 10:
Tikwalus Heritage Trail: Spuzzum
#9-At the Chief Pahallak lookout...there's a knot in a nearby tree, this is where you'll find the treasure you seek.
#10-At the camp you'll see a Bluffs Route sign post. It is here where you'll find the treasure you see.
Mount Fromme: North Vancouver
At the true south summit sits a tired ole' summit sign post nailed to a tree. It is here, attached on the nail, the treasure you seek.
*Found twice and put back both times*
Cypress Bowl Lookout: West Van
A the end of the rock wall near the washroom under a large rock is the treasure you seek.
FOUND: May 18, 2015
Petgill Lake: Howe Sound
At the lake's edge is a hollow tree. Deep inside covered in moss is the treasure you seek.
Needle Peak/Flatiron: Coq Highway
On the last rocky outcrop before you decide on Needle Peak or Flatiron...Just before elevation begins is a cluster of trees, at the side of granite facing Flatiron is two old logs. Under those two logs is two small pieces of granite and the treasure you seek.
Mt. St. Benedict: Mission
After passing two lakes you feel like you can't carry on but you mush. A quick much easier walk to the top at the summit is a sign of golf and is where your treasure awaits.
Skyline 1: Manning Park
As you near the 5 km marker there's a section that is open and the grade easier. On a tree once alive now resting on its side hook to one end is the treasure you seek.
Alder Flats: Golden Ears
At the Gold Creek Lookout on a stump of a base blanketed in a loose rock is the treasure you seek!
Clue #18 &19 & 20:
Joffre Lakes: Pemberton
18-At Middle Lake on a bench to rest is a funky tree. Covered in loose bark you may dig deep for the treasure you seek.
19-When approaching Upper Lake a bridge to cross with a small cascading waterfall. Under the bridge is the treasure you seek
20-At Upper Lake some go to a rocky outcrop to rest while others carry onto the campsite. A small sign points the way and beside that sign under a rock is the treasure you seek.
Clue #21& 22
Elk Mountain re-visited: Chilliwack
21-At the wind soc/the un-official summit if a Elk is a bench made of fallen materials, a funky tree tucked away is the treasure you seek.
Clue #22 & 23
22-as you near Thom's peak us a sign post before you turn right. Beside the post buried in dirt is the treasure you seek.
23-At Thom's summit as you leave us a neat tree on your left. Look here for this is where you'll find the treasure you seek.
Clue #24 & 25
Mt. Sleese Memorial Trail-Chiliwack
I felt funny about leaving treasures near or at the memorial plaque so they are along the trail, well before.
24-A small tree with two orange trail markers is the treasure you seek.
25-Two funky logs, inside one I where a hole is deep is the treasure you seek.