The group of eight met up on a beautiful, cold day to hike a loop consisting of official and unofficial trails, new and old logging roads. We hiked in from the Thompson trailhead to the recently renovated B&B trail. We took this briefly until it is crossed by a new logging road which we followed as it passed by some great mossy bluffs and occasional views. After a few junctions we took a left-hand turn onto an old logging road and then turned left again on the Gowlland Harbour trail. A few in the group took a side-trip down a mountain bike trail, but we all met up for lunch on Rousseau Ridge. The sun and the views were great. We continued on the Gowlland Harbour trail making a side-trip to the old growth grove, which is always impressive. We returned to the Thompson trail making our way back to the cars. 9 km, about 3 hours.
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