The next hike will be on Saturday, 3rd May.
We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week the hike turned out to be a bit unusual as most of the regular hikers were busy doing other things and were not able to come along. Also a bit unusual was the fact that it started to rain shortly after we finished eating and it never eased up until long after the hike was over! However we did have some interesting things to see including a very large number of swallows madly feasting on swarms of tiny black insects above the water at one end of a beaver pond. This is at Blown-up Trailer Lake a kilometre or so south of Black Mountain.
My photo this week was taken when we had our first lunch at a new viewpoint near the south end of Mystery Lake. We had hiked in from First Lake where we parked on the main Bell Road and used the section of old trail that we had re-opened on a trail cutting day last year.
Our happy hiking group on a new viewpoint bluff near Mystery Lake. The view from here is towards the north and east rather than towards the sea.