The Soames Hill Trail is Gibsons' answer to North Vancouver's Grouse Grind, a 30-minute stair-climb that
seems to last forever, at the top of which you're rewarded with a view that just won't quit of
Howe Sound and Georgia Strait.
I took the earliest ferry to Langdale, thinking I would finish the trail early enough that I can drive to Earl's Cove
and see the Skookumchuk Rapids. But it took me a while to get the trailhead.
It was a nice cool shaded forest with a lots of arbutus trees. There were quite a bit of flat trails to walk on before
I headed uphill to the top. Trails were well marked and maintained.
The view on top was very nice, I sun bathed for an hour up there, un-obstructed view, no people. The only things were the
open ocean views and the hawk (see the picture below) flying around me.
Soames Hill Regional park
... in the woods...
Spiderman, spiderman, .
Time to step up, buddy !
Saw a hawk midway up the hill
Overlooking Gibson, on top of Soames Hill
Lots and lots of Arbutus Trees on Soames Hill
Sunshine thru the maples leaves
My signature shadow .. thru the woods
Nice bridge crossing a dry creek
Picked up some blackberries at the end
That is the Soames Hill we climbed (shot on the ferry back)