Mt. Horne hike with Rich and Xhosa.

Jackie just finished a 132 km hike in Patagonia before her ultramarathon so I’m wandering the mountains here with Rich.

Cameron Lake start.

Cameron Lake start.

We parked at the yellow gate at the Port Alberni side of Cathederal Grove and walked down the road to the flagged trail start.  The day was cool, clear and windy.

Follow the signs.

Follow the signs.

Great maintained trail with signs.

Mt. Horne.

Mt. Horne.

This hike has views both up and down.

Mt Arrowsmith.

Mt Arrowsmith.

We had an interesting view of Mt. Arrowsmith.

Peak of Mt. Horne.

Peak of Mt. Horne.

The top of Mt Horne was winter, cold and windy.

Rich sheltering from the wind.

Rich sheltering from the wind.

Xhosa checking out the views.

Xhosa checking out the views.

Jupiter.

Common Jupiter. (I think)

xxx

Hairy manzanita- Arctostaphylos Columbiana.

Saw some interesting ground covering shrubs.  Total time 2:26 round trip.

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  1. #1 by towhee3 on April 15, 2015 - 6:23 pm

    Great pictures (and great time!)
    You were looking at Kinnikinnick (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi).
    Here is Arctostaphylos columbiana (or Manzanita)
    http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2009/11/arctostaphylos_columbiana.php
    You can often find hybrids between the two.

    Judy

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