Living in Powell River British Columbia provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature. Wether it be a walk along the ocean side, a hike through the trails in town or really getting deep into the great outdoors. Powell River is part of the trail network called the Sunshine Coast Trail an extensive trail system along the coast of British Columbia.
What I enjoy best about nature here is it is just a step away from my door. I can walk out the door and be gone into the wilderness for as long as I like. Mind you though I am not brave so it was great when a new friend invited me to join a weekend hiking group.
My first outing with the ladies was a 2 hour hike from Mowat Bay to the Sawmill Pub area, the trail network is very extensive with many paths branching off. We are just thawing from some snow storms but were low enough to be walking on dry ground.
The trail cuts across the lower corner of Valentine Mountain and follows the shore of Powell Lake. A lovely morning with new friends!