The next hike will be on Saturday, 26th March.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we drove about halfway down the long hill on the Hydro East road and parked just before a fork in the road. The side road on the left heads down through some recent clearcut areas and eventually joins up with a low level road running north from Hydro East. These logging roads, some new and some much older, all offer good walking surfaces although with some steep gradients in places. After walking towards the north for a fair distance a narrow track branches off and runs very steeply down to the beach where some brush pickers from the mainland have a secluded camping spot close to a nice little stream. The tide was lower than usual and it was pleasant to walk along the beach to a couple of rocky headlands that offered pleasant lunch spots.
Just a brief reminder about the second Saturday in April when the Texada Trekkers have their annual potluck on the beach at Raven Bay. This is open to any hikers, past or present, who would like to participate and offers for active hikers a one way trek in the morning starting from the Canadian Legion in Van Anda at 10:00am. Please contact David Taylor or Russ Sparks for more info on the days activities, food, drinks and transport arrangements etc. Offers of help of any kind are welcome. I will be off island that weekend enjoing my annual wild goose chase on the lovely and sometimes cold wet and windy beaches of Vancouver Island.
The rocky beach north of Hydro East, our lunch spot last week.