Twelve hikers and two dogs came out for this classic Quadra hike around Morte Lake, and several had not done this hike before. We hiked up the old logging road to the north beach on the lake, with lots of water in the lake, the creeks and on the trail in places. After a short stop to enjoy the view we continued up the hill, following the newly constructed route, hiking counter-clockwise around the lake. Between some very wet places on the trail, we enjoyed views from the high bluffs, before descending to the lake level, over some under-construction trail, and stopping for lunch at the southwest beach. We carried on through the Conservancy Lands, past the southeast beach and over the undulating trail on the east side of the lake. After re-joining the main approach trail, we crossed the creek and followed Lower Deadfish back to the parking lot. Even on an overcast day, the forest, water features and forest were beautiful. 9.9 km, 3½ hours.
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