Tid i bevægelse  en time 3 minutter

Tid  en time 36 minutter

Koordinater 736

Uploadet 9. september 2019

Optaget september 2019

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205 m
151 m
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1,4
2,7
5,48 km

Vist 121 gange, downloadet 1 gange

tæt på Youbou, British Columbia (Canada)

More of a stroll than a hike, this trail takes you through the old Industrial Timber Mill (ITM) site to the mouth of Cottonwood Creek. There are pleasing views of Cowichan Lake and the surrounding hills from the beach there.

ITM, was the largest mill on the Lake and the heart of the once thriving community of Youbou. The mill was gone entirely by 2001, but along the route of this hike there are still remnants of it & the activity that took place there.

Notes:
1) This route is only possible in the summer/early fall. The crossing at the mouth of the Creek was bone dry at the time of this hike but is raging with water once the winter rains start.
2) The part of the route from waypoint #26 back to the trailhead may require walking along a busy logging road. We parked a second vehicle at waypoint #26 to shuttle back to the trailhead.

The Retreads Hiking Club gives this hike an AVA rating of 1A.

Looking for a hike in the Cowichan Valley? Or, looking for hiking companions? Google "Retreads Hiking Club CVRD".
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Trailhead & parking

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Typical trail conditions in this section.

Typical trail conditions in this section.
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Typical trail conditions in this section.

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Looking East down Cowichan Lake

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Typical trail condition on this section of trail

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Approaching the creek

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Cottonwood Creek (mouth)

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Cottonwood Crk. Dry now, raging with water in winter

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View eastwards

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View westwards

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Dry creekbed

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Cottonwood trees

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Trail & view of Mt. Holmes

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Typical trail conditions

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Typical trail conditions

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View of Mt. Holmes

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Typical trail conditions

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Looking towards Christopher Rock on Mt. Holmes

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Mill site road

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Mill site wharf.

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Looking east from mill site wharf

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Christopher Rock on Mt. Holmes

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Mill site entrance

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Mill site entry road

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Alternate trailhead

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Logging road on way back to trailhead

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Bridge over Cottonwood Creek

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