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Derby Reach

Derby Reach

The boys and I went out to hike Derby Reach in Langley today. It was the perfect fall hike. The weather was crisp but sunny. Ripened fruit hung from the many apple trees (although it was slim pickings and most of the ripe stuff was out of reach). The foliage faded in that perfect gradient - some of the leaves are still green, some have fully changed to red, yellow, or purple, and the others are every range of shade in between.We started the hike at the Houston Farm Heritage Area. There was a lovely milkhouse that was originally built in the 1930s. Both boys enjoyed playing around before we started the hike. The distance from the Heritage area into Fort Langley is just shy of 4 km, so the round trip is about 8km. It seems long, but the trail varies enough that it passes fairly quickly. The trail snakes around some beautiful rolling farmland, then along the road by some impressive estates, then into a wooded area that is adjacent to the Fraser River. Trains blare as they pass by, but not so loud that you can't hear the frogs croaking. Horses, cows and sheep pepper the different acreages. Old barns sometimes sit next to modern new builds. There is not a lack of things to see or other hikers and bikers to salute along the way.Breccan got out and walked a bit of the trail. We would have let him dawdle along more but we started our hike a bit too late in the day. Olin spent the trip wide awake, so he must have been keen on the scenery, too.


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