The Next Hike

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Next Hike

The next hike will be on Saturday, 1st April.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.

Last week we had an especially interesting hike that took us along new hiking trails and down onto a small beach not far from North-east Point on the east side of the island.  To reach this area we again drove along the High Road and then down the Pocahontas Bay Road to park a short distance to the south on the old Pocahontas Bay Main logging road.  As we had done a few weeks ago we hiked towards the new clear cut area where we had found a very old giant Douglas Fir tree, but this time used an old overgrown logging road that took us on a more direct route to the shoreline. This led to a winding trail that dropped steeply down through the forest and past the base of an astonishing vertical rock face covered in ferns and mosses. We had lunch at a small shingle beach then scrambled along some low bluffs to avoid a section of shoreline with no beach at all! Beyond that section and close to where a small creek reaches the sea we were able to return to the clearcut through a area of open forest with some very large old growth trees. One of these was a healthy White Pine that I think must be one of the oldest on the island.

An unusual vertical rock face in the middle of the forest near North-east Point.

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