Paddling/camping Octopus Islands 2-4 June 2014

Activity Multi-day Paddle
Destination Octopus Islands
Date June 2 – 4; Monday to Wednesday
Trip Coordinator Darcy Mitchell
Contact Info darcm@telus.net or 285 2739
Description A three-day, two night paddle and camping trip to the Octopus Islands via Beazley Passage/Surge Narrows. This is a very scenic area that offers opportunities for both paddling and hiking (to Newton Lake and/or from Waiatt Bay to Small Inlet).
Meeting Place Discovery Islands Lodge, almost at the end of Surge Narrows road.  Driving time 45-50 minutes from the Cove.
Departure Time One p.m. in order to transit the Narrows just before slack, which is 1:54 p.m.  Allow at least one hour to unload cars and pack kayaks, so arrive by noon at the lodge.
Difficulty
Moderate
Cost Launching fee – $10.00 per kayak (special reduced price for the Club!)
Trip limits 8 (no more than 6 tents, preferably 4)
Dogs? no
Notes: Please let the coordinator know at least 4 days before the trip if you will be going – by email, please.  The trip is weather dependent and the final ‘call’ will be made by email by 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 1.  Trip participants must be capable of self-rescue.  You can drive down to the dock at the lodge to unload, but cars must be parked in the upper parking lot.   If you are the first to arrive, please walk down the hill from one of the upper parking lots to make sure there is room to bring vehicles down to unload.  If you are interested in renting a kayak for this trip, please contact Coast Mountain Expeditions directly.

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  1. Pingback: Trip Report – Discovery Islands 2-4 June 2014 | Quadra Island Outdoor Club

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