Twelve of us and two dogs headed out to the Stramberg north grove of big trees. It was one of those dog days of August, sunny and hot. The first section of the route, an old logging road which was deactivated when it became park land, was a pleasant stroll, a grassy, mossy path. When we reached Stramberg Creek, it was flowing deeper than usual at this time of year. So we waded across the clear, cool stream. Then some of us and the dogs were attacked by ground-nesting wasps. With the help of some ointment on the bites, we continued on. The trail was clear and well flagged so we made good time and had lunch at the north grove. After lunch the group split as some returned while others opted for continuing on the trail to the Stramberg big trees, which we normally reach by the trail from the south and east side of the Lake. The return trip was uneventful, but warm and quick since swimming in Stramberg Lake was the next objective. The cool, clear waters were very refreshing. 12.1 km; 5½ hours.
Thanks to Norris and Les for the photos
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