Tid i bevægelse  en time 33 minutter

Tid  2 timer 7 minutter

Koordinater 1025

Uploadet 12. januar 2019

Optaget januar 2019

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409 m
174 m
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1,4
2,8
5,68 km

Vist 92 gange, downloadet 6 gange

tæt på Mesachie Lake, British Columbia (Canada)

This is a great hike at any time of year. It provides a number of view points where you can look down on the north and south arms of beautiful Lake Cowichan. Nearing its termination you can look down the entire length of the Cowichan Valley and on a clear day, off in the distance, you can see the snow tipped peaks of the Pacific Coast Range on the mainland .

Although this trail heads towards the summit of Bald Mountain it does not quite reach the top, stopping at the Saddle, a U-shaped notch below the summit. This trail starts along the Wetland Loop trail, takes the Summit Connector to the Lower Plateau for a short walk to the Summit trail.

There is another version of this trail which takes you beyond The Saddle. Look for "Bald Mountain Upper Plateau (Lake Cowichan) - Retreads" on Wikiloc.

The timber in this area has been havested in the past and the trees are in a stage of regrowth. You will find evidence of this activity at waypoints 25 and 26 where steel cable used in logging operations emerges from the land.

The Retreads Hiking Club gives this hike an AVA rating of 4B.

Looking for a hike in the Cowichan Valley? Or, looking for hiking companions? Google "Retreads Hiking Club CVRD".
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Wetland Loop Segment of Hike

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Start of Summit Connector

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Looking west towards Port Renfrew

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Looking east down south arm of Lake Cowichan

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Start of Platea Trail

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Looking west towards the Saddle

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Start of Summit Trail

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Looking north down onto Spring Beach on north arm of Lake Cowichan

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Looking down on north arm of Lake Cowichan

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Looking east along northern Cowichan Valley mountains.

You can see the satellite dish operated by TATA Communications.
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Looking east onto the north arm of Lake Cowichan

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Looking south east down the Cowichan Valley

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Looking north east down the Cowichan Valley

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Looking south east down the Cowichan Valley

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Looking due east down the Cowichan Valley

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The Saddle stopping point

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Looking up to Summit from the Saddle

The trail winds its way around the far side of this hill
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Looking down on south arm of Lake over the Woodland Shores sub-division

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Looking down on Spring Beach in the north arm of Lake Cowichan

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Old steel logging cable crossing the trail

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Old steel logging cable along the side of the trail

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