We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we had a dry morning for a change, but with somewhat lower temperatures this time. Again we decided to avoid the hunters as far as possible and drove south to the Cook Bay gate parking spot. To start with we hiked down the Cook Bay road retracing our route on the last part of our hike the previous week. Leaving the main road just before a white gate we headed uphill on an old logging road running east to a fork where we took the right side branch and headed south-east into never before visited territory. It proved to be a good road for hiking for quite a long way until near the end where it was overgrown and quite difficult. That was OK as the bluff on our right was so close we were able to scramble up to a high point with a view south of the Mt. Shepherd flank, Mt. Dick and the southern part of the Sabine Channel. However, it was very windy above the forest and we needed a more sheltered spot for lunch. That we soon found not far away and it meant we could have a pleasant rest and time to enjoy a very new view to the west towards Vancouver Island in the far distance.
Lunch with a view on a steep bluff east of Cook Bay. The small islands are at the north end of the Sabine Channel, between Texada and Lasqueti.