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Market Crossing to Romers - Track Out-Of-Date

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Trail stats

Distance
7.96 mi
Elevation gain
781 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
781 ft
Max elevation
-16 ft
TrailRank 
66
Min elevation
-148 ft
Trail type
Loop
Time
5 hours 3 minutes
Coordinates
1191
Uploaded
December 14, 2015
Recorded
December 2015
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near Connaught Heights, British Columbia (Canada)

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Itinerary description

Starts at the Market Crossing shopping mall. Passing Riverway Golf Course the track has become out of date, as the golf club may prevent access to the designated paths along the fairway areas, due to lack of consideration of pedestrians, and golfer conflicts.

Done in winter with wind and occasional rain; small streams draining to the Fraser River are in flood.

The turn around is at Romers Hamburgers, at the foot of Kerr St. The summer craft market was a draw here at the time of the track, but has subsequently been cancelled due to adjoining resident parking complaints. Can cut distance in half if being met by car at Romers.

Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude -75 ft
Photo ofMarket Crossing Photo ofMarket Crossing Photo ofMarket Crossing

Market Crossing

Start of foot-bicycle path; follows Maring Drive for several hunderd meters

PictographPhoto Altitude -89 ft
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Start into Forest

Paved walking-bicycle trail follows stream, becomes a small river in winter

PictographWaypoint Altitude -66 ft
Photo ofRiverway Golf Course (public) Photo ofRiverway Golf Course (public)

Riverway Golf Course (public)

Beer patio and restaurant, driving range. The track in this area is now out of date and is for historical reference only. This is a bicycle trail on Google but since golfing development bicycles invite major conflict! Also there is conflict now between golfers and walkers due to lack of attention and consideration. There was an alternative "South Path" just south of the railway, however, this has also been torn up by new commercial development activity. In the future it is hoped a new walking route will become available through this area.

PictographRisk Altitude -72 ft
Photo ofBeside Golf Fairways Photo ofBeside Golf Fairways Photo ofBeside Golf Fairways

Beside Golf Fairways

Winter birds on and near fairways, some flooding. Bufflehead duck, Great Blue Herons abundant. The golf club now frowns on use of the designated trails and conflict may arise. As mentioned in the introduction, the track has become out of date and is for historical reference.

PictographPhoto Altitude -72 ft
Photo ofPath towards Fraser River Photo ofPath towards Fraser River Photo ofPath towards Fraser River

Path towards Fraser River

A small flooded stream parallels this path, can be 10-20 cm of water after rains, so wear wellies in winter. Vintage artwork from time original trails built.

PictographRiver Altitude -56 ft
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Fraser River

A working river with active tug and barge traffic, boatyards, log rafting.

PictographProvisioning Altitude -89 ft
Photo ofRomers Burger Bar

Romers Burger Bar

gourmet burgers and more, washrooms, community center, public fountain, bike racks

PictographRiver Altitude -82 ft

Pier

in front of Restauraunt, good river views from end, fishing activity

PictographBirding spot Altitude -79 ft
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Blue Jays

actually Stellar Jays (5)

PictographRiver Altitude -89 ft
Photo ofCaptin's Chair

Captin's Chair

Observation deck into River

PictographPhoto Altitude -72 ft
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Slough

Slough

Photo of'East end of South Path' Photo of'East end of South Path'

'East end of South Path'

access South Path by crossing railway, and taking narrow foot path to west of slough, then turn west and follow along south side of railway. The short track segment and this Waypoint is to guide you to its east end. No track saved. Rejoins the North Path later.

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