Friday, January 27, 2017
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am
Last week we parked again on the Hydro East Rd. as we had done a couple of weeks ago, but this time the snow had all gone. Hiking on a side road through the forest was very pleasant as the snow had all gone except that we were surprised to find lots of snow on the ground just in the places where the tree cover was missing. Before getting to our lunch spot we stopped by the beaver dam at Blown Up Triler Lake and found it still frozen with the beaver no doubt keeping warm inside their snow covered lodge. I think that must be it on the left side of my photo on the edge of the pond. The beaver are certainly still in residence as close to the dam some young fir had recently been cut and peeled twigs were luing here and there nearby.
As we ate lunch under the trees and overlooking Nelson Island and the Coast Mountains we heard the distant roaring of some sea lions far below us.
Posted by Gillies Bay at 12:26 AM