Heather Mountain

— Submitted by Sherry Durnford

We  Left cars at foot of R spur at the end of Cowichan Lake at 8:30 am. The first 2 1/2 hours follows inactive logging roads, then a brief tangle on route with old logging slash to a subalpine pond. From there, it is a very pleasant 2 hour ramble up to the summit with profusion of alpine flowers, several grouse, tree frog, but no bears. We had great weather and a great group. We stand corrected that it was only 25 kilometers round trip and only 3100 vertical feet. Trip ended with a cool dip in Cowichan Lake and an ice cream stop.

A beautiful tarn on Heather Mountain

A great looking group of Nanaimo hikers

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