We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we drove south along Bell Road and turned off onto the Masyk Farm Road driving north to the usual parking spot at the gravel pit. It's not a long hike from there to the top of Black Mountain, but the climb up through the forest after we leave the old logging roads is really quite steep in places. Not far below the high point on the hike there are gaps in the forest that allow for views south towards Twin Peaks and I was a bit surprised to have nothing visible except a grey fog of low cloud and figured we would not have our usual fantastic view at the lunch spot. Pure luck really, but as we stepped out of the forest the fog started to break up and very quickly the panoramic view of Malaspina Strait below and Nelson Island and the Coast Mountains in the distance was there again.
Thanks Mich for the excellent time delay group photo. I was quite worried for a minute or two that your unattended camera might roll down the cliff next to the lunch spot!
A group photo of the trekkers last week at the viewpoint near the summit of Black Mountain.