August 20, 2014

Men's Walking Group

Our walk Monday was a little shorter but a lot tougher as these photos will show.  Great weather and  a good climb up and down.  -  DeNNis.

Parked our cars just off  Strathcona Heights Rd (260 Meters Elevation) - pretty steep climb up old logging road - to Mt Baldy Summit (460 meters).  Then down the other side (above Easter Seal Camp) to the cell phone tower (360 meters).  From there a fairly level trail through the bush back to old logging road.

When you see these big Arbutus trees, you know you are just about at the summit.

Beautiful views of Shawnigan Lake.

Looking north-east from the other side of the summit.

Some pretty steep slippery slopes as we start our way down the other side.

Thought I should get a picture while everyone was still with us.  At least they are all still smiling.

Our next stop is the Cell Tower  away down there below us.

More steep, slippery slopes.

This was a tough one to negotiate.

We all made it safely - "Whew."

After consulting a couple of bird books, my best guess is a "Red-Breasted Sapsucker".

Also some pretty flowers-weeds???

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