Ken, Joanne, Jane and I climbed Mt Daniel today. The trail led to the 450m summit and gave spectacular views over Pender Harbour. Switchbacks and steep grades were very common with quite a few rough sections of very loose rock and many sections of exposed tree roots so coupled with the incline it made for strenuous walking (climbing). Even though the forest enclosed the trail totally and we were walking in shade, we all sweated profusely. Coming down was definitely not a cake-walk as our knees took much of the strain. The view definitely was spectacular and after the effort to reach the summit it was our reward to stay a while to ‘soak-it-all-in’.
A relaxing lunch followed by a ‘long nap’ by the 4 of us followed.