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Little Liscomb and a Little Luck

by Derek Hendsbee, on Wed, 12 Oct 2011 | 1 comment

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Luck often seems to factor in when it comes to finding new places. My original motivation for going to Little Liscomb (105 kms from my home) was to explore a beach I'd noticed earlier in the summer. The day of my recent visit was a breezy warm fall afternoon with clear skies. It was perfect for being outdoors but the beach I thought would be great turned out to lack any distinguishing features. I'd been hoping for more, something special, something that stood out and caught my attention.
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After following the beach for more than a kilometer I decided to return to the motorcycle to seek another location and here is where some good luck kicked in. A short distance from the bike I noticed four wheeler tracks disappearing into the woods in the opposite direction.
I followed the tracks hoping they might lead me to exposed shoreline at the edge of this small peninsula. The tracks ended after half a kilometer or so, but an easily discernible footpath continued on and eventually brought me to the edge of the ocean. Bingo!
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Now I was excited, this discovery made the hour long motorcycle ride worthwhile. 
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Scrambling around on the shore, however, was not easy. I progressed about 200 meters before confronting a 4 meter wall I was not comfortable trying to climb. I detoured into the woods knowing I could intersect the footpath without any problem. I found it, followed it briefly then decided I wanted to return to the water again. Ater a short downhill bushwhack I was back on the rocks well beyond the wall I chose to avoid.
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A little more scrambling and I found another ATV trail that paralleled the shoreline and took me back to the motorcycle.
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With the moon coming up and the sun going down I enjoyed a truly lovely display. I'd gotten off to an underwhelming start in Little Liscomb. A little luck provided me with a rewarding hike. Then, to cap it all off, I had half an hour of amazing color and variety in the sky before giving in to the necessity of riding home in the growing dark. 
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Location map of hike area.

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    by dacian on, October 15, 2011 10:20 AM

    it's nice place! thanks Derek Hendsbee,it's natural place, i think you suggest me like this place!Ottawa Hotels Downtown

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