Tahkenitch Dunes Loop
January 1, 2007
I was concerned that we might encounter downed trees on the trail so
decided to do the hike in the wrong direction-going clockwise instead
of my usual counter-clockwise. This makes for a very different trip and
once more I know it is not my favorite direction. Nonetheless we did
not encounter any problems. As a matter of fact, the trail had had
maintenance and was in better shape than it had been in October.
Although we had started out with a light rain, by the time we reached
the beach and stopped for the lunch, the sun was out and with no wind,
it was wonderful. Tahkenitch Creek has caused extensive erosion of the
beach and some of the trail so that now you must walk up the creek
shoreline a short way to get up to find the trail. After this outing
with an amiable group we headed to Dairy Queen in Florence for treats.
Hikers included members Ann-Mary Askew, Dave Becker, Stephen Brander,
Max Brown, Barbara Bruns, Paul Flashenberg, Stewart Hoeg, Yuan Hopkins,
Patrice McCaffrey, Barbara Morgan, Kathy Riddle, Nancy Whitfield and
leader Sheila Ward.