The next hike will be on Saturday, 1st October.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week the hike started from Gillies Bay in thick fog, but quite soon and as we gained elevation we left the fog behind. The drive was longer than usual as we had to get south of both Bobs Lake and Angel Lake to reach the parking place on the road to Anderson Bay where the old road down to Cook Bay branches off on the left. The weather proved to be quite warm, dry and bright as we walked north along the grassy gas pipeline right of way where it crosses the lower slopes of Twin Peaks. Reaching the trail marker rock cairn at the high point we headed into the forest and began the steepest section of the trall and soon reached the south peak of the mountain. This open area has spectacular views of both the coast mountains on one side and the Vancouver Island Mountains on the other. The wind was quite strong making this our usual spot for lunch a tad uncomfortable, so headed back down the main trail and then took the other trail at the col that heads up again and north to the other peak. On the way the trail crosses a mossy bluff that was out of the wind, warm and ideal for lunch. My photo today was one I took at the North Peak last Saturday looking down on part of Lasqueti and to the Vancouver Island Mountains beyond.
A mountain top view from Twin Peaks looking down on Lasqueti and to the Vancouver Island Mountains beyond.