Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cape Alava - Sand Point Loop - 3/30/2013

First backpack trip of the year. I had originally meant to make it to Yellow Banks, but ended up making the hike down from Cape Alava to Sand Point instead. I was concerned about making in around some headlands before the tide was too high so we decided to set up camp at Sand Point. Shortly after we set up camp I noticed that the tide was not coming up, but actually on the way out, and would continue to drop for a few hours. Not sure what tide book I was getting my info from, regardless it was a rookie mistake. 

Even though the camping didn't go as planned and the surf was tiny, Court and I managed to make the best of it. How can you go wrong when it's still March and you're sitting on the beach wearing shorts and a t-shirt?

Welcome to Cape Alava
Whale. We even saw a few live ones too. 
South side of Sand Point

Happy feet

The lookout

Plenty of stars
Observing an early morning point break

Early start
Skunk Cabbage
The trail out