Because the weather forecast was poor, we saved the planned view trip for another day when we would have a view, and chose another destination below cloud level. We also postponed it a day to avoid the worst weather. As luck would have it, we had a beautiful sunny day for a hike down to Deepwater Bay and back.
The first part of the hike was an unexpected detour through the forest around work to renew the old road for future logging operations. Trees alongside of the roadway had been neatly felled onto the logging road and not yet cleaned up. Beyond that, the walking was good except for a bit of erosion and a landslide on the north bank of the creek, which swept trees across to the south bank and the trail. The whitewater stream was impressive with recent rains and there were several waterfalls. We had lunch at the Bay in warm sunshine and returned uphill to the vehicle. 4.4 km; 2½ hours.
As the hike was fairly short, we made a side trip to some of the nearby karst sinkholes. There was a report that the creek had re-routed. However, there was some water in the insurgent and resurgent creek, though not as much might be expected with recent rain.
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