The day was cold (for Quadra) and the air was clear and still and the sun was warm. Five of us took advantage of the nice early winter weather to hike to Maud Island. Because the recent dump of heavy, wet snow left the trail coated with some icy, hard snow, we all wore some sort of ice cleats on our boots, which worked very well. Actually the road access and the trail were in surprisingly good condition considering the storm.
We had lunch at the Seymour Narrows overlook, along with a few sea lions. There wasn’t much turbulence in the Narrows, but the sea gulls were fishing. On the way back some of us took the high trail and some took the low trail. For the high trail it was 10.1 km; 4¼ hours.
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