Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gallneukirchen, Upperaustria, Austria.
Interest: Costal hiking on Vancouver Island, Seakayaking in Folding Kayaks
too bad that we can not meet! But JDF will be a great hike too, they just opened up the whole trail again after working west of Sombrio.
it must have been quite an experience to meet Cougar Annie, not to mention the backbraking work as treeplanter!
you must know the area pretty well from your times!
Talked to Peter a few times on previous hikes, he is a great guy and his cabins are masterpieces! the amount of work he has put in the area is unreal!
However, there used to be an old telegraph trail, from Boat Bassin to Hotsprings Cove, what i hear closer to the shourline as the newer logging road, but long overgrown since.
Peter sent me a message recently, he thinks that the shorline from Burdwood Point to Big Escalante River is almost impassable due to thick underbush, created from big storms that has hit the coast in the last years.
Looking at Google maps, it seems to be not impossible, we will see.
Will give it a try and relax a few days later on Escalante River...
The shoreline from after Hesquiat Point to Hotsprings Cove is impassable after the first headland, it would be possible to scramble up a landslide to gain access to the logging road before Kanim Lake.