This trip was previously scheduled for May 24th.
|Destination||Maud Island and Morte Creek petroglyphs|
|Date||18 May 2023, Thursday|
|Trip Coordinator||Vic Gladish|
|Contact Info||250-285-2111; or 250-287-0459 text|
|Description||According to Joy Inglis’s “Petroglyphs of Quadra Island” there are several petroglyphs located along Quadra’s west shore at the outflow of Morte Lake creek just east of Maud Island.
We will put in at the Leishmans Rd shore access by 0930 am and paddle north to Maud Island, likely bucking some current as we will want to stay close to shore to avoid any hazardous turbulence. Lunch at Maud Island and then backtrack to the mouth of Morte Creek to the old village site of Kawstin to find and view the petroglyphs. Then return to Whalebone Cove and the takeout.
|Meeting Place||Shore access at Leishmans Rd|
|Departure Time||0900 on the water; meet at 0830|
||Moderate to difficult depending on weather and currents.|
|Notes:||The tides/currents will be a factor. In order to view the petroglyphs I am planning our arrival for low tide with less attention to what the current will be doing. Poor weather and/or wind will mean this trip will be cancelled.
All participants must be equipped for ocean paddling in cooler weather – required equipment as per club guidelines (https://qioutdoorclub.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/paddling-guidelines-aug2018.pdf) and appropriate clothing.
I will email to each participant the petroglyph information relevant to the location.
Bring lunch, hot drinks, extra warm layers and something to sit on.
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