Interesting new trail along the Rat Lake power line for the 8 of us to trek the 6Km. Next week plan is Baldy Mountain. -- Brook
Great day for a walk to Rat Lake -- but a slight change of plan on the way as shown in the map below. Weather was perfect and coffee at the Shawnigan Coffee House was a great finish. -- DeNNis.
|Parked at the end of Gibbs Place (off of Deloume Rd in the Fern Ridge area). Up the trail past the water tower to the Bamberton Haul Rd. Carried on a ways past the Rat Lake trail and followed a logging road up to the Hydro Powerline.|
|Just in case we couldn't find the power line!|
|The trail stretches out before us.|
|Daisies to beautify our journey.|
|Time for a little rest.|
|We are not alone - Mom and baby Elk are just ahead of us.|
|Foxgloves are abundant.|
The limb on this tree is
|I took the high road while the rest took the low road.|
|This Foxglove is just about finished.|
More wildlife. These deer were far ahead of us hence the
poor picture quality.
|Future power poles.|
|Salmon berries -- very sweet and tasty.|