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Ferry Island Hike

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Bipolar, May 5, 2020.

  1. Bipolar

    Bipolar Well-Known Member

    Ferry Island got it's name because a cable ferry was used to ferry people and vehicles and supplies
    across the Skeena river long before their was a bridge. Over a hundred years ago. There were two ferries one on each side of the island.There is a trail network on the island. It takes about an hour to walk the perimeter of the island.
    This is the start of the trail.
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    Its spring and its turning green.
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    Small trees growing out of an old stump.
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    A old cedar stump.
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    The Skeena River.
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    Rest for the weary.
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    Where the trees are close together sunlight does not get to the forest floor so there is no vegetation.
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    Some of a local artists work carved in the tree bark.
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    Another rest area.
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    A bridge built by the high school wood shop class.
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    The first bridge taken out by a flood a few years back.
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    The first Skeena bridge built in the 1920s.
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    Another old cedar stump. Cut down to make railway ties or utility poles. See the little blue thing at the top?
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    Another artists work.
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    The island is covered in a plant the locals call "Devil's Club"
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    Devils Club is a nasty plant with poisonous spines all over it.
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    Devils club grows huge leaves shaped like maple leafs that are covered in spines.
    Even the shoots are covered in spines. Don't step off the trail!
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    Last edited: May 5, 2020
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