Changeable weather at its best. Leave home in winter wind and rain, and arrive at the trailhead in sunny spring. We did delay the hike by a few minutes, to allow the weather to get over it, by visiting the old Union Steamship dock at Bold Point. The steamships stopped running in 1953. The dock was built sometime after 1901. The dock itself is gone except for the concrete part. The bridge is still there.
Six of us hiked an old logging road from the Bold Point Rd over to the Surge Narrows Rd. The route rolls gently through some fine forest. Then we had lunch at Mine Lake (very high water level!). We walked the Surge Narrows Rd south to join another logging road back to the Bold Point Rd and make a loop. This last section took us by a sunny knoll and a wetland meadow with a pond and a bufflehead duck. 7.1 km, 2½ hours.
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