September 16, 2019

Men's Walking Group

Ten of us piled into two cars and drove down to Matheson Lake in the Metchosin area today.  On arrival we walked 6Km around the Matheson Lake Loop Trail.  Once we finished our walk we proceeded to the "My Chosen" Cafe where we enjoyed refreshments and a great lunch.  Map and photos below --  DeNNis.
From the parking lot (bottom right) we took the Matheson Lake Loop Trail in a clockwise direction until we reached the Galloping Goose Trail (top left) and followed it back to the cars.

First glimpses of the lake.

Along the south side of the lake.

The first of a few bridges.

Lots of ups and downs and some quite narrow
parts of the trail along this side.

This old tree looks in pretty
rough shape.

Lots of mossy weird shapes -- hence the "wet coast."

A mossy, rotting partial tree.


Another great viewpoint.

More reflections.

An attempt to keep peoples feet dry in wet weather.

A real backwoods trail in places.

Looking upwards.

A very old stump with another tree
growing out of it.  Note the cuts for
a sawing platform from the early days
of logging

It pays to watch for tripping hazards.

A newer bridge followed by an older one.

A few signposts to keep us on
the right path.

Tried to get a shot of this guy a few times but trees in the way.
Finally got him from the far side of the lake with a zoom shot..

Onto the Galloping Goose Trail at the northwest corner of
the lake.

Some photos of the "My Chosen Cafe" grounds before we
head back home.

A close up of the caption on the right hand gate post.

The goats appreciate the attention.

A neat place to stoop and look about.

And a good place for some candid shots.
That's Brook behind the scenes.

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