Brian's Best Grouse Mountain Moment... 

Early one Spring morning I set out for a hike up the Grouse Grind. It was a cool and slightly rainy day with very few other hikers in sight. As I approached the halfway point, I noticed a figure moving along the trail up ahead of me. Thinking nothing of it, I continued along enjoying the quiet and peacefulness of the forest. As I got closer to the figure ahead of me on the trail I came to realize, what I originally thought was another hiker, was in fact a full size mule deer. I slowed my pace, but noticed I was still catching up to the deer, who seemed to be in no rush and who occasionally looked back at me. I have a healthy respect for all wildlife and at no time did I intend to approach too close. However, as we approached one of the many switchbacks, the deer actually stepped aside off the trail and stood patiently waiting while I passed. The power and tranquility of this wild animal was overwhelming as we made eye contact while I went by. As soon as I had passed, the deer continued on up the trail. I looked back several times to see this magnificent creature grinding its way up the trail. I felt privileged to share the trail and the moment with this courteous Grouse Grind regular. 

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The Grouse Grind is CLOSED. The lower portion of the BCMC is closed Monday to Friday while trails upgrades are underway from April 4th to June 30th. Detour along the Baden-Powell and Larsen Trails. More information on the Metro Vancouver website. 

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