Hiking Trails 3: Northern Vancouver Island by Richard Blier

By Richard Blier

The thoroughly revised and up to date tenth variation of climbing Trails three is your consultant to Strathcona Park and the paths of north Vancouver Island, together with Hornby, Quadra, Malcolm and Nootka Islands. facts from the earlier 9 variations has been preserved and revised, with new trails and color maps further. you can now learn the descriptions correct beside the maps, frequently with images of geographic good points to whet your urge for food. This best-selling vintage remains to be the basic advisor to mountain climbing on what's one in all the main astounding islands on this planet. The publication will entice either beginner and skilled hikers. details has been collected from neighborhood hikers and open air experts, and assembled and edited through Gil Parker, famous mountaineer and hiker. benefit from the outside!

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24. Geoff Capes missed by one day being first to climb the Golden Hinde. C. ) 30 | 3 C O M OX CR E E K Map M3 Comox Creek 31 4 Forbush and Willemar Lakes De scrip tion This area includes access to some lovely lakes, including canoe routes, generally on TimberWest roads from the Comox Lake area to the north. The southern access along the Ash River from Elsie Lake leads to Oshinow Lake and provides convenient routes on Island Timberlands roads into the south part of Strathcona Park. Through access from Port Alberni to Comox Lake via the Valley Link Highway and Toma Main is now closed.

Tr ail The first 7 km follows the flats through a mixed second-growth forest to Margaret Creek (map M8A). Once across the bridge at this creek the trail continues through some old-growth forest for 4 km, gently gaining elevation. About 11 km up the valley a bridge over a scenic gorge crosses Drinkwater Creek. 5 km point. These spans are sometimes washed out, crushed or damaged by fallen trees. If creek traverses are necessary, try to cross at low water times and use poles or join hands to increase D E LLA FALLS 8| 53 Map M8 Della Falls > 54 Map M8 Della Falls < 55 stability in moving water.

5 km along the ridge), a second day travelling light up to the glacier and back to camp, and a third day to pack out. Ac c e s s As for the preceding section, Century Sam Lake, take Timber­ West’s Comox Lake Main, then Cruickshank Main, then South Main south about 7 km and turn right (northwest) where the Cougar Lake turn goes left, continuing to the parking area within about 200 m from the end of the road. You can seasonally make the journey in a two wheel drive vehicle, but might need a high clearance vehicle for the last 2 km of the road.

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