Dean Hebert Photography

Fine Art Landscape Photography of the Fraser Valley and beyond


Mount Outram

Posted by Dean Hebert on January 31, 2021 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (3003)

 This is not the hike for someone out for a Sunday stroll, it's for serious hikers only! Over 1800 meters of elevation gain can sap the strength out of most and I was no exception.

 The day started overcast but the forecast was for clearing skies so I was hopefull for a good sunset.

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Exploring the Mount Baker Wilderness

Posted by Dean Hebert on December 22, 2020 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (123)

 In the fall of 2018 I made several return trips to the Mount Baker wilderness, exploring the Chain Lakes, Lake Anne, and Ptarmigan Ridge.

 While pre-scouting the Chain Lakes I saw a spot that looked promising for a reflection shot of Mount Baker. From the parkinglot the trail dips down to Upper Bagley Lake before climbing up to a pass filled with fall colours.

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A Little Exploring in the Coquihalla

Posted by Dean Hebert on April 12, 2018 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (254)

 I've seen this ridge on the south side of Needle Peak, plenty of times and finally gave it a little reconnaissance.

 From below Flatiron, I skirted around Tastey Lake, and side-hilled a bit until the ridge dropped down to meet me. The best wildflower blooms had come and gone but I managed to find a few.

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Mount McGuire, An Evening in the Bowl

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 18, 2018 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (360)

 A couple of years ago I "discovered" the amazing wildflower display in the bowl below Mount McGuire and I knew I had to get back and photograph this area again. 

 With no intention of summiting, I headed to the trail head in the late afternoon. The lower part of the road  is still ok but it's getting overgrown making for a lot of single lane driving. Then the road deteriorates rapidly and I switched to 4 wheel drive to save my tires.

 There was no one at ...

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Elk Mountain

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 14, 2018 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (354)

 Elk Mountain, my go-to location for a quick, after-work hike, combining some decent photo opportunities with a good cardio workout!

 In early summer the wild flowers are in full swing so I headed up a little after 5:00 pm hoping to catch the sunset on the summit.

The dense greenery of the lower slopes always has me looking for a good composition. I took some quick shots of these ferns, cranking the ISO on my camera up to 1600 and reducing the exsposure to try and get a ...

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The Wave in the Valley of Fire.

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 6, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (214)

 We've been going to the Valley of Fire for years now because of the incredible scenery and I'd never been to "the wave". This short, easy hike leads to a cool rock feature.


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Another Winter Hike up Zoa

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (452)

 As usual I was trying to time my hike to be near the peak by sunset. It was a cloudy day and I didn't hold out too much hope that I'd get any good photos but you know what they say, " Any day in the mountains is a good day! "  With the road to the trail head snowwed in there's a couple of extra kilometers to hike.

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Around the Three Sisters

Posted by Dean Hebert on January 24, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (1)

September 5-10, 2016

 As the season progressed, I looked forward to a multi-day camping trip in the rockies but the weather forecast looked dismal for the days I'd booked off. I searched south and found a decent forecast in Oregon, so Dan and I decided to hike the almost 50 mile loop around the Three Sisters.

 On the day we were to leave, Dan informed me that didn't have all his gear ready, so we put off leaving until the next day. That meant we'd have to mak...

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Summitting Coquihalla Mountain

Posted by Dean Hebert on September 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (264)


 The plan was to tackle all three mountain surrounding Illal Meadows, but low energy levels and a cut requiring 3 stitches held us to summitting just Coquihalla Mountain.

 I posted an event on clubtread and got a couple of responses. Janice and Clayton said they would be happy to join me. Driving up the spur road, we encountered a hiker who was parking his car. We offered him a lift to the trail head and it turned out to be Jeff, a fellow clubtre...

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Back in Downton

Posted by Dean Hebert on September 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (1)


Where else would we go on a long weekend car-camping adventure? This area has become a real favourite for me with so much to see and so many places to explore.

 Serea and I invited Paul and our neighbours, Chris and Celyne, to join us, so, on the Canada Day long weekend, we drove up the Downton Creek FSR, missing the turn off and having to retrace our steps back to the right spur. We set up camp just past the trail head.

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