The next hike will be on Saturday, 4th January.
We meet at the Ball Park in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last week we decided to drive south as far as we could hoping we would not run into any snow on the roads in the Bobs Lake area. We did find there was snow on Bell Road as we approached the lake, but not much and we decided to keep going. We eventually parked at Fiveway Junction with snow on the ground and a cool wind blowing as we started hiking south along the gasline. Once we got into the forest there was no wind at all and hardly any snow except in the few clearings we had to cross. Certainly the trail was slippery at times, but we made steady progress and reached the lunch spot bluff in ninety minutes. The view we had of Lasqueti far below us and even the more distant Hornby Island was a bit unexpected as there was a lot of low cloud around. After lunch we decided to drop the plan to continue on the steep circular route back to the vehicles, and headed back the way we had come in.