We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we drove to the parking place near the top of Pocaahontas Bay Rd. and headed up the steady climb that passes close to te side trail to the site of the old Pocahontas Fire Lookout post. We then took the next turn on the left that continuous mostly uphill to one of our newest viewpoints an open area with a mircrowave reflector as big as a city billboard. This day the weather was dry and fairly clear, but the odd shower cloud was drifting around in the distance. The previous time when we made the effort to reach this high point of land we were deep in fog that only cleared just enough to see a bit of sea and distant mountain.
My photo was taken on a recent drive to a hike that started on the Cook Bay Rd. It shows some of the big piles of cut trees we saw in an area of extensive logging to the south of Shingle Beach. We wondered how many of these logs would be shipped offshore instead of contributing to the BC forest products industry and the additional jobs that would generate.
Logs awaiting transport to the booming ground at Mouat Bay. This is in an area of recent forest clear-cutting to the south of Shingle Beach.