We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we had a long drive to the starting point of the hike. The weather was great for hiking and we headed south along the road to Bobs Lake turning off to the right before the lake and then heading over on to the long Cook Bay Rd that runs downhill through the forest towards the coast. Parking outside the gate that marks the boundary of the private property surrounding the bay we started off down the old logging road that eventually reaches the sea at the very southern end of Shingle Beach. Usually we go down to the beach and lunch on some low cliffs there, but this time the plan was to revisit a trail that was flagged a few years ago, but never actually used again for a regular hike. The first part needed some clearing and hand tools made short work of the evergreen huckleberry so we were soon on the open bluffs and working our way uphill towards the higher ground and the best viewpoints.
A curious tree on a hiking trail near Cook Bay.