“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seymour Singletrack Climb
Pussyfoot, Penny Lane, & Good Sir Martin
Co-Leads: M. Newman & P. Deck
It began as idle chat…
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to climb back up Seymour without having to traverse all the way back along Bridle Path?
Then we began to explore…
Could we just climb up John Deer? What about linking in from RT Connector? There’s only one logical place to cross the creek. Wouldn’t it be nice to ride between these two trees that bend towards each other? And surely there’s a way we can include this cool rock?
After weeks of studying maps and hiking through ferns and trees, we flagged a rough route - a trail connecting the lower western trails of Mount Seymour back up to the start of the most popular descents. Building the climb tested all of our skills and taught us even more. A photographer friend followed our journey, capturing the behind the scenes story of how a trail comes to life: Evidence of Trail Fairies (Euan Forrester Photography).