10 August 2010

San Josef Bay – Mt Patrick Hike

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The hike was 10K RT (reportedly and it felt about that) with 1400ft elevation gain. Most of the trail was in an inch to a foot of loamy muck between tree roots. It was a dirty, ankle breaker of a slog…yet the path took you through thick rich rainforest

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With huge trees, moss and mushrooms

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in which we found salmon berries and huckleberries

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to a stunted forest

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and a summit with a view of the Pacific ocean and our last anchorage.

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Hard to say if we would recommend it or not. I’m not a huge fan of hikes that are so technically demanding that you have to keep your head down focused on the path the entire time. It takes away from my enjoyment of the hike. If it has been dry lately (rare around here) then definitely I would do it again. On the other hand, the hike was gorgeous and I’ve only seen a stunted forest one other time (near Tofino).

YMMV ;)

- Livia

2 comments:

  1. wow, 2 months already. We'll have to change Carols handle to Bigfoot soon.

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  2. @Valerie - You'll like tomorrow's post!

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