Our group of eight and two dogs hiked up to the Nugedzi Lakes, beginning the hike on the fairly steep old logging road. Near the end of the logging road we stopped at a viewpoint toward the northeast to enjoy the view and cool off in the shade. The day was clear, sunny, and quite warm. We continued on, deciding to take the side trip to the lily pond and the viewpoint to the southeast. We then followed the undulating trail through the forest up to the Lakes. Most of the forest along the way is mature with a few old cedars and lovely, open understory. We stopped for lunch on the rocky point on Nugedzi Lake and some of the group swam in the not quite warm water. Again the group chose to carry on to the viewpoint to the west over Discovery Passage and views of Vancouver Island. On the way back we made the small extension to visit Little Nugedzi Lake before hiking back down the steep, eroded logging road. 10.8 km and 5½ hours.
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