In case you missed it, we've introduced our challenge to you for 2014-- 52 Weeks of Trails. Each week we'll blog about a trail (hike, bike, snowshoe, and paddle!) and we hope you enjoy and share your experience with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and/or Instagram using #52weeksoftrails. Happy Trails!
Week #20 - Wednesday Lake (by way of Lund)
It's looking like a great week for a hike and a swim in Wednesday Lake just north of Powell River and Lund. Its a 1.5 hour hike each way, and an easy trail as its mostly old road. Wednesday Lake is located along the northernmost section of the Sunshine Coast Trail, Canada's longest hut-to-hut hiking trail. Its also located within Malaspina Provincial Park, which wraps around the northeast tip of the Malaspina Peninsula up to Sarah Point and Desolation Sound. The hike into Wednesday Lake is low lying, old growth rainforest. Once there-- enjoy the bench as a nice place to sit, relax, and have a picnic, but be sure to go for a swim on these hot summer days that are lining up in the weeks to come! Also, don't miss the upcoming 7th Annual Lund Shellfish Festival!
· Direction to trailhead: Head on up Highway 101 north from Powell River until you reach the end of the road in Lund (which is home to Mile 0 of this historic highway!). You can park here and hike or you can drive a bit further and park on the side of the old road-- choice is yours! From Lund (and Hwy 101), hang on right onto Finn Bay Rd, then take another right onto Baggi Road and then left onto Sarah Point Rd. The road gets pretty rough at this point to that's a good place to pullover if you chose to keep driving.
· Trail Map (trail highlighted in PURPLE)
· Geocaches: there is geocache at Wednesday Lake. If geocaching is new for you, it’s a real-world treasure hunt, so don’t miss out on the fun.
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