This was fun – hiking with new friends! We had met Ron through Dave’s sister – he is a trainer and runs a gym here in Port Alberni. Ron invited Dave and me, along with his friend Brett, to hike up Mt. Adder – one of the many mountains up near Sutton Pass, halfway between Port Alberni and Tofino.
You never know what you are up for when you do a tough hike with people you don’t know well – but it was great! Ron and Brett are super-fit, and we all had a really enjoyable day together. We went in Ron’s truck- had to turn off a side-road from Sutton Pass to get to the trailhead, and his 4WD was very appreciated. We actually had to drive up quite high to get to the trailhead, so the climb to the peak was not as high as Dave and I had expected (I’ll insert the heights here if I can get them from Ron). All in all, we were out for five hours – from truck to summit and back – going at a pretty good pace. Amazing day!