Camp, Kayak, Hike Cortes 5-7 Aug 2014

Activity Camp, Kayak, Hike.
Destination Cortes Island
Date 5-7 August 2013, Tuesday-Thursday
Trip Coordinator Margot Wood
Contact Info 285-2393, margotw@uniserve.com
Description Two nights stay at Smelt Bay Provincial Park. 1) Kayak Squirrel Cove to visit Ha’thayim Long House continue in bay & to Junction Point. 2) Smelt Bay to Hollyhock, beautiful tidal waters, visit Hollyhock garden, kayak to Hank’s Beach & North Twin Island. 3) Mansons Lagoon to Marina Island. 4) Hike Easter Bluff Trail. All these trips are dependent on weather/wind conditions.
Meeting Place Ferry Line Up for Cortes
Departure Time 09:05 Ferry
Difficulty
Moderate
Costs Camp site, ferry.
Trip limits none
Dogs? no
Notes: Smelt Bay Provincial Park is a beautiful camp site but fills up quickly. One camp site is booked. Each camp site will accommodate 4 adults.Need tent, kayak, food. Water available at the camp site.

Squirrel Cove has a general store & gas bar. Ha’thayim Lodge is in a gorgeous setting & a magnificent building overlooking the ocean. Lots of interesting shorelines in the bay & onto Junction Point.

Smelt Bay, Hollyhock, Hank’s Beach, North Twin Island, an interesting tidal water trip. Hollyhock has a beautiful garden that we can wander. Hank’s Beach is the newest park on Cortes with many intriguing rock formations. North Twin Island has many lovely tidal pools around its shoreline.

Manson’s Lagoon to Marina Island, interesting islands, Gorge Harbour plus Shark Spit, a lovely place to have lunch. Great returning at tide change.

Easter Bluff Trail – this trail is part of Linnaea Farm, parts are steep & rocky but worth the workout to see the gorgeous views at the top overlooking Cortes Bay.

The trips will be scheduled to meet weather conditions for safety & enjoyment.

Return on the afternoon of the 7th.

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  1. Pingback: Trip Report – Cortes 5-7 August 2014 | Quadra Island Outdoor Club

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