Seven of us hiked to the top of Rousseau Ridge starting near the end of North Gowlland Road. From there we followed the open mossy ridge as it gently sloped down, with a few steep sections and great views. The route emerges onto a logging road. We followed that back uphill to the end. We continued on a short, wet trail which joins the Gowlland Trail below Heriot Ridge. We followed that back to the start, with a side trip to the old growth grove of big Douglas fir frees. The day before had torrential downpours, but the weather for us was good. 8.6 km; 4 hours.
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