Near the end of February, we hiked from Tranquille, around Cooney Bay, over the bluffs and out to the last point before Battle Bluff and back. the weather was clear and mild and there was no wind. It felt like the end of winter.
The first part of Cooney Bay had some mud, but after that, the section to the river was sand and gravel with no snow to cross. We crossed the river on a snow bridge, but it will be more challenging in the upcoming weeks.
After the river crossing, we walked across the boulder and gravel beach around the bay and over the bluff.