Ten of us took advantage of the crisp clear morning for a walk of about 8 Km through Mill Springs onto a new trail Brook found which could take us to Rat Lake if we had more time. We eventually turned back so we could enjoy a coffee at Tim Hortons. Map and photos below. -- DeNNis.
On to the trail to Mill Springs, Just beyond the
Mill Bay water office. Some ups and downs
along this trail.
|Looking down the hillside to a couple of slower walkers.|
|Quite a steep hill and a sharp left turn to where the leaders were.|
|A little further along we found this --|
|-- another of those mysterious rocks.|
|Into the Mill Springs neighbourhood.|
|Some of Mother Natures art creates a few slippery spots along the way.|
|Had to take a shot of this photogenic tree along the way.|
|Behind Mill Springs we found this|
tree with Hobbit Doors
|The top of the latest phase of Mill Springs. Looks like|
recycle day here.
|Brook told us this trail should be high and dry. We followed this|
until we hit a logging road which would have taken us to the
Bamberton-Haul Road. There we turned back to Mill Springs.
|Is this a "Pipe Dream"??|
|The road to the right leads to the Mill Springs water tower.|
We went down to the left through Mill Springs.
|Lots of water in places. This had a skim of ice.on it.|
|Mill Springs settling pond. The left side is not|
the sunny side and appears frosty. The right side
is in the sun and is nice and green.
|You could wait a long time for a bus here.|
Someones idea of humour.
|A huge Monkey tree as you exit Mill Springs |
back on to Deloume Road.
|The Mill Bay Water Office on Deloume Road.|
|Time for a hot cup of Tim Hortons coffee. We had our brisk exercise for the day.|