Well, we meant to go to Deeks lake, but when you're a geocacher and there's a cache somewhere near by THAT HASN'T BEEN FOUND YET, then it's like Christmas for a 4 year old. We parked in the parking lot you're supposed to (felt ripe for break-in's though we saw no evidence) and started up the logging road. I hate ATV's but this road deserves to be driven: it's blacktop (with steep gouges at one point) for the first 100(?)m! How is that wilderness? When we turned off the side road and discovered that we were on an old trail originally marked by BC parks, I must admit that my heart soared: such a beautiful mossy area with a few big trees and lovely streams. We even found our way to a great look out over Howe sound. I don't know who is putting up the flagging but they've done a damn good job. My GPS and one quirky old sign called it HWY 4 scenic?
We then returned to the next main trail and got to the 'beginning' of the Deeks lake trail but we felt further compulsed to try a side trail. More garbage in the area: who brings a turkey roaster with them - really?!
The logging road back was bleh again, especially with the wierd incident .8km from the parking lot where a sedan car driver pulled up, stopped, opened the trunk and ran off into the forest. It added to the creepy tone as we had found a pile of slaughtered racoons and shotgun shells in the drive around close by, earlier. We ended up walking 13.35km anyways :)