The hike that was originally scheduled was postponed because the cold, snow and ice made it impractical. We substituted a much easier outing at a lower elevation to avoid the sketchy trail conditions. It was great to have 10 people participate on short notice for this solstice hike with some excellent sunshine and views. We met at the Cape Mudge Lighthouse parking and walked near the shore to the Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge and into the forest to the east. After crossing the dramatic canyon, we came out on sunny, snowy bluffs with great views of Wilby Shoal and Georgia Strait. We circled back into the forest, crossing the creek and following along the west side of the canyon.
After returning to the Lighthouse, most of us carried on along the Discovery Passage shoreline. The trail passes through a campground and continues north along the shore to the Cape Mudge village. There are great views and trees along the way. The wind was quite bracing, but it was mostly invigorating.
These trails are on the lands of the We Wai Kai nation and we thank them for letting us and others use them. 7.3 km; 2 hours