We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we had a long drive to the parking place which was at Five-way Junction south of Angel Lake. The hike is not very long, but it is quite steep in places and there is the two shorter trails at the top of the steep section. We usually go to the north viewpoint first and then return to the fork before doing the last short but steep trail up to the best viewpoint at the top of the south peak. This time I remembered seeing on online maps that there was a pond or small lake not far from the northern trail so we decided to explore and quickly found it. There were some interesting relics from an abandoned grow-op that had made use of the large water supply including an oven and a portable flush toilet believe it or not! An interesting botanical discovery was some mature and young Douglas Maple trees, all doing quite well. This is quite a rare species of tree on Texada although there are quite a few growing in many parts of Vancouver Island.
A very lovely lake very close to the top of Twin Peaks mountain. This was our first visit to the lake even though we built the trails many years ago.