We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10.00am.
We first drove south on the Davie Bay road and then turned left just after Eagle Creek. This road climbs and eventually joins Thompson Road, but we parked at the sandpit about half way up. The old logging road that starts here is a more attractive route through the forest and it too joins Thompson Road and gives hikers a chance to do a circular hike. Our lunch spot is at the top of Eagle Mountain which is only reached after a very steep climb, but the view from the grassy bluff on the west side at the top is well worth the effort.
The sweeping view looking north-west from the top of Eagle Mountain. Dick Island is in the centre with the Texada Quarry in the distance on the right.