So, Brian and Billie offered to take us to Cape Scott's San Josef Bay. This 1.7 km hike is famous and spectacularly beautiful. Also, there used to be settlements in Cape Scott and near SJ Bay so it was cool to read a bit about those along the way (history buff~or 'buffs,' since virtually every Vose I know is interested in history) and hunt for signs of homes, the church, and landings on the river and shoreline (unsuccessfully, although we saw some antiques littered in the forest, like a washtub and stuff).
Here is a map of the park:
It's really remote. Like, cougars, bears, and wolves remote. The park ranger stays in a Yurt. There are no garbage bins. Pit toilets. Food caches and warnings to camp far away from them. Yikes. There had been wolf sightings in the park the week leading up to our hike, but I didn't know that til afterwards (thank goodness).
The great side is, there are TONS of huge, old redwood fir trees, and gorgeous plant life, and breathtaking scenery. We had a blast.
|My brother in law Brian was the Pied Piper for the kids|
|Ayden, Matthew, Ella, Ruben|
|Matthew and Brian|
|I'm kind of proud of this picture~no editing required and it is pretty cool =)|
|San Josef Bay. Best kept secret in Canada|
|also inspires dancing....|
|I never had great turnout but I was a stellar jumper. I still got it, kinda...|
|Brent knows by know; breastfeeding somewhere new? Take a picture =P|
|Crazy kids. It was FREEZING!|
|This was on the logging road on the way to Cape Scott park. SO PERFECT.|