The next hike will be on Saturday, 13th January.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we were faced with the prospect of snow arriving later in the day and the mountain tops shrouded in cloud. A low level hike made sense under the circumstances so we headed across the island to Pocahontas Bay and parked a little south of the bay on the old logging road called Pocahontas Main. From here the walk took us through forest and recent clearcuts then down into a small belt of lovely old growth giants of Douglas fir and red cedar to the shoreline we call Tower Beach. The view from there across Malaspina Strait takes in the tall metal surge tower just above the very old hydro power station built a long time ago to serve the pulp and paper mill in Powell River. As we returned to our vehicles the snow flakes started to fall and by the time we had driven back up to the High Road the ground had turned white.
My photo this week was taken on a very special hike that took a large group of hikers up to the top of Mt. Dick near Anderson Bay. None of us, including me, had ever done that hike before and the views from the summit were very well worth the effort. I posted one photo from the top in a Trekkers email in August and this is anothe view in a different direction. The nearest headland is, I think, Partington Point and the next headland beyond that is probably the Twin Beach Point that we visited on a hike also last summer. The top of Mt. Shepherd is out of view and much higher up the very steep slope on the right of my photo.
http://texadatrekkers.blogspot.ca/ 26th August 2016 hike email.
The view north up the west side of Texada from Mt. Dick near Anderson Bay. Mt. Davies is the high peak in the distance.