Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Gallneukirchen, Upperaustria, Austria.
Interest: Costal hiking on Vancouver Island, Seakayaking in Folding Kayaks
Me and my gang of Cousins hiked Tatchu from Rugged Point to Yellow Bluff 2 years ago.
We found that bear trail that goes around the infamous surge (very had to cross comming form the North) and if you are comming from the south, just as you enter the cliff before the surge cannel, look at your right, you will see tracks leading up the rockwall
The "trail" ist first a scramble along the rockwall, grab a hold on the salal bushes and becomes a real trail after the terrain levels out.
After some up and downs with rocks, salal and bushes you get to the base of the sandstone cliff and you made it!
Regarding the washout: i would highly recommend to book your trip with Shorbird Expeditions, a watertaxi out of Thasis, they can dropp you off at Yellow Bluff Bay, no need to scramble around that washout and hike the 15 km long mostly overgrown logging road!