Having a dog is an excellent excuse when it comes to exploring - after all, you have to walk them, and what better reason to go looking for new trails.
Quite a few dog owners enjoy taking their four-legged friends to dog parks. We, however, prefer to find out-of-the-way places where we can enjoy the scenery and quiet beauty that surrounds us.
One such find happened after a trip to Coquitlam. We had finished our business and had to let our very patient dog stretch her legs before the return ride home.
After a quick detour through the city, (something that can't be avoided as there is more city than parkland), we opted to follow a road leading 'up'. I know that sounds vague, but that is exactly what we did.
(It wasn't until the journey was at an end and we were returning home that I noticed the name of the road! I was more interested in the scenery than where we were...)