Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Road to Cape Scott
During our trip to British Columbia we also visited beautiful Vancouver Island, the very north in particular. We had read about Cape Scott Provincial Park and had planned to hike out to San Josef Bay (that will be another post). But first you actually have to get close to Cape Scott which is only possible via a 63 km long gravel road from Port Hardy. It is a road through complete wilderness - a lumber road in the first place.
The shoe tree is what we first saw after we had started out.
It's right at the side of the road and marks all the hikers through Cape Scott. There is a trail through the park, mainly along its coast on the north side, that takes several days to hike.
The next we saw was this - it set the tone for the drive!
Yellow signs warned us of the dangers of the road - with an optimistic "Good luck" which I appreciated.
Friendly signs reminded us to share the road with whoever was out there - unfortunately we didn't meet any dwarfs or elves or fairies.
But we came upon this "little" guy whom you have already seen in an earlier post.
That was quite exciting. However, the bear wasn't too impressed with our presence and jumped quickly into the bushes and disappeared.
At the end of the road we arrived in the Cape Scott parking lot where all the other cars were just as dirty as ours. From here, it is another 2.5 km hike through the rain forest - but as I mentioned above, that will be a post for another time.