The next hike will be on Saturday, 28th February.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we had perfect weather for a visit to the high ground and headed up to Bobs Lake, parking on the south side where the gasline crosses the logging road. Following the pipeline right of way south, crossing the Anderson Bay Rd and then swinging off at the next junction headed downhill into an area we have never explored before. These days, with Google Earth maps for free, it's so easy to view and print off a map with roads and logged areas clearly depicted we had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Even so it was a bit of a surprise to find the clearcut we picked for lunch so very steep. After lunch we split into two groups with half going for the scramble up to the upper road and the other group playing it safe and taking the longer less steep route back.
My photo is from an earlier hike this year when we passed a beaver dam close to the road and this alder with fresh beaver teeth marks. It will be interesting to see if the job has been finished next time we drive that way.
Caution: Beavers at Work! The teeth marks of a beaver close to a new beaver dam on Pocahontas Rd.