Nine of us and two dogs enjoyed another beautiful fall day for this highly varied and scenic hike. We started up the steep bike trail, Morning Beer, and continued on Upper Deadfish. The path travels through open forest and rocky, mossy bluffs with dappled light in the sunshine and a few great viewpoints. We had lunch at the Deadfish summit and then descended Seven Sins and Nirvana to the hiking trail around Morte Lake. After stopping briefly at Morte Lake, we ascended the South Bluff trail and followed along Mud and Reed Lakes to the Walcan Road. We crossed and hiked along Yellow Mud to Jack Rabbit trails, connecting back to the parking lot. There were lots of great views, but perhaps the most photogenic were the myriad mushrooms. If you know what they are, please let us know. It’s been a great fall for mushrooms and there were lots of Chanterelles collected for dinner on this hike. 9.2 km; 4 hours.
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