Friday, March 3, 2017
The next hike.
We meet in Gillies Bay at the Ballpark at 10:00am
Last week we decided to stay low again to avoid the snow and ice that still covered most of the island. Around Gillies Bay the recent rainfall had cleared away most of the snow, but as we drove south towards Shingle Beach we found snow still covering the higher sections of road even on the approaches to the campground. The tide was low enough so we headed south along the beach until we were just south of the old cabins, Then we turned away from the sea and eventually found a pleasant sunny spot for lunch on the edge of a clearcut.
Next Tuesday there will be a talk at 6:30pm at the Senior's Centre that may interest some of the hiking group members. The subject is the conservation of a particular area of forest in our part of BC that is rapidly being lost to all kinds of human activity. Some of the conservation biologists will describe the work they are doing in the Powell River Regional District.
Posted by Gillies Bay at 12:33 AM