Entering the magical fairytale forest where mossy creatures lurk in shadows and tree branches. Be on the lookout for the green monsters that surround you on all sides. Some are friendly!

Entering the magical fairytale forest where mossy creatures lurk in shadows and tree branches. Be on the lookout for the green monsters that surround you on all sides. Some are friendly!

Leave the beautiful Tow Hill Road as it is

Tow Hill Beach with the Fairy-tale Forest are priceless jewels in the glistening crown of Haida Gwaii.

Editor:

I’ve been fascinated by this road through the fairy-tale forest (the way I always call it) ever since I set foot upon this magical world at the edge of everything. I’m so thrilled about the amazing moss creations and creatures greeting you along the way that I have taken nearly a thousand photos of this amazing journey to Tow Hill.

I’ve made special expeditions just for photo shoots of the fantastic moss creations and now with my new 50x optical zoom camera I can even get very close to the far away ones hiding in the greenery. It is such an incomparable beauty no one has ever seen anywhere else. I’ve travelled this road for over 55 years and still enjoy it all. After every trip I come home with more photos of mosses that had eluded me before, or else the same ones shining in a different shade or light.

Tow Hill Beach with the Fairy-tale Forest are priceless jewels in the glistening crown of Haida Gwaii, a place so beautiful beyond compare. As Richard Schultz says so remarkably: “If anyone can show that there is a more beautiful or unique road in Canada or anywhere else, I will eat my hat brim and all!” (As long as it is not the Tyrolean hat from the Swiss Alps, which I gave him many years ago!)

But I would join him in gobbling up my treasured cowboy hat.

Leave that road alone and preserve its beauty for all to enjoy!

I have a good idea which trees ‘they’ are targeting, the ones right beside the roadbed. Those trees are always there and never were a danger unless you had one or two too many or you think this is the autobahn. Slow down and enjoy ‘my mosses’ they let you forget all about your daily worries and troubles.

Archie Stocker Sr.

Old Massett