Tom Koleszar – “Lost Lake”
by Tom Koleszar, 5 May 2020.
In early May we walked into Lost Lake to look at the bogs along the shore, and especially to see the flowering Bog Laurel (also known as Swamp Laurel).
We were not disappointed – their pink flowers were in full glory! The shore of Lost Lake is easily accessible from the Sunshine Coast Trail, coming either from Inland Lake or Haywire Bay (see attached map). If you approach from the Inland Lake side, you will pass a very large Western White Pine not too far from the Lake – see if you can spot it!
The bogs themselves can be a bit of a challenge to move around on and require some care, but are a fascinating place to see whether from the shore or the bogs themselves. There is even a brand new bench from which to enjoy the view (donated by Scott and Margo Glaspey and installed by the Sunshine Coast Trail Crew).