Maude Island

— Submitted by John Young

As planned, we caught the 9:20 ferry from Campbell River, under mostly sunny skies, and started hiking just before 10 a.m.  A very quiet day on the trail, as we didn’t see any other hikers! We made good time, even if we did take a wrong turn at the end of Morte Lake and traversed the logging roads for about an hour before getting back on the trail. We still had time, though, to enjoy the splendid view from Maude Island overlooking Seymour Narrows,  and I still marvelled at the moss-festooned trees en route and the wonderful views from the bluffs nearing Maude Island and of Morte Lake. We returned to the trailhead about 4:20, and with the next ferry departing at 5:50, Ken drove like a rally driver and we made it with time to spare. 
Another wonderful outing to Maude Island.