4.5 miles of hiking • 500' elevation gain •

Staying at the beach with family. Up early for a quick jaunt. Previous day very rainy, trail was terrible- roots mud and long stretches of standing water. Required lots of attention to footwork. Loved the big trees and when I reached the tip of the point, enjoyed watching numerous seabirds below including at least 20 pelicans.

Low tide. On the return trip I took a scramble trail adjacent to the waterfall down to Short Sand beach. Almost calamity slipping on the rocks of the last cliff band. Saved by clinging to spruce branch until I got my footing.