Our group of six and a dog hiked up to see the Nugedzi Lakes and viewpoints. The weather forecast called for rain, but there was very little, so we were glad we went anyway. We stopped near the top of the old logging road to see the northeast viewpoint which had considerable cloud. Further on, the water level in the Lily Pond has been seriously reduced by the recent drought. The southeast viewpoint looking down the Strait of Georgia beyond the pond was also quite cloudy, but clear enough to see a long way. We took the initiative to remove the white plastic tarp which covered cement bags turned to concrete over a decade ago and bring it down in a garbage bag. We continued on to Nugedzi Lake for lunch. Although the weather was improving, no one was tempted to swim. We also visited the western viewpoint over Discovery Passage before returning and making the short side trip to Little Nugedzi Lake, then heading back down the hill to the vehicles. This is a great, highly varied hike and good exercise. 10.8 km; 365 m elevation gain; 5½ hours.
Thanks to Norris and Les for the photos
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