Ah, Keeha Bay! So worth it driving the bumpy, muddy or dusty logging road and hiking the muddy, rough trail to get there.
|The trailhead starts near Bamfield and is technically part of the West Coast Trail.|
|We camped at the east end of Keeha Beach near the creek.|
We started hiking about 3 p.m. on Friday, under sunny skies and perfect temperatures for hiking. The trail, which is never dry, was wetter than usual, and although there is some boardwalk a lot of the trail is lacking in upgrades. I hope it stays that way, or the route will become more popular.
|Susann preparing to descend the tsunami dune about 100 meters from the beach. The dune was likely left by a huge earthquake (8.7-9.2) that hit the west coast in 1700 A.D.|
|Enjoying the fire Friday night.|
|Our tents along the beach|
|Rosy owl clover|
We rambled east of the camp on Saturday morning.
We took a rugged trail across the headlands towards Pachena Bay.
And came out to a beautiful bay.
With beautiful tidal pools.
Saturday afternoon we headed west from camp towards Cape Beale.
Before long the walking became more difficult.
|A beautiful clump of Indian Paintbrush|
This sea arch was just east of our camp.
A father and son were camped the other side of the creek and came out to play at dusk.
We returned Sunday morning, still enjoying the beautiful weather!
|Cinquefoil near the end of the trail.|