The next hike will be on Saturday, 11 August.
We meet at the parking area of the Canadian Legion in Van Anda at 10:00am.
Last week the weather was again hot and dry and we were glad to be able to hike along a route to Black Mountain that had lots of cool forest cover. Most often when we hike to the top of Black Mountain we park on the roadside gravel pit at the Macyk Farm turnoff, but this time we parked on the Hydro East Road and hiked north and east to the Blownup Trailer Lake before taking the logging road that goes past the start of the Black Mountain Trail. The viewpoint near the summit is one of my favourites although it does make me a bit nervous to stand on the rocky outcrop close to that steep drop off. The strait was really quite busy with pleasure craft in the water plus a tug and barge heading south and some float planes flying past below us. Thanks for the photo Candi — a great shot!
At the Black Mountain viewpoint looking over Malaspina Strait towards Nelson Island.