The next hike will be on Saturday, 29th October.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week it was a little foggy on the nearby mountains, but we decided to head for the top of Mt. Pocahontas as we figured the mist would be gone by the time we got to the lunchspot. We drove up to the High Road and along to the start of the hike route that includes the George Lechner Trail. It was a bit damp at the start where we had to push our way through knee high wet grass then much nicer going up through the forest. By the time we reached the towers the sun had come out and we sat by the Gillies Bay Internet Society shed at the base of their tower. After lunch we wandered along the road to take a look at the other towers, each decorated with a great variety of communications antennas and dishes.
My photo this week is not from a hike this time, but instead it's a photo I took today of an adult Bald Eagle with a salmon that it had just dragged out of the sea onto the dry sand. I don't think the eagle was all that hungry as after it had taken a few bites from the carcass it flew off to the creek and took a bath in the fresh water. Meanwhile some gulls and crows took the opportunity to feast on some very fresh fish.
An adult Bald Eagle with a good sized salmon on the beach at Gillies Bay. Coho and chum are moving up our creeks now.