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Please note: Participants need to bring a lunch and wear appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing.
We encourage every hiker to lead one hike a year, which still leaves enough for those who wish to lead more.
|Tues Nov 5||Meet at ArtSpring to carpool and depart at 9:45 or the Burgoyne Bay parking lot at 10:00. The one at the end of the road. Hike up to a lovely viewpoint for lunch overlooking Burgoyne Bay. Susan will lead this moderate hike. The downhill section includes some off-trail sections with unstable footing. Hike length will be 3.5-4 hours.||Yvonne Gibbon will lead a walk-through Duck Creek Park and then a walk along the road to Vesuvius Beach where we will stop for lunch. This is an easy pleasant walk through the forest alongside Duck Creek. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. to carpool or at the trail entrance on Sunset Drive at 10:15 a.m.||Ann will lead a ramble in Mouat Park, lunch at Beachside Cafe. Meet at Centennial at 10 a.m.|
|Tues Nov 12||Hike up to a lovely viewpoint for lunch overlooking Burgoyne Bay. Susan will lead this moderate hike. The downhill section includes some off-trail sections with unstable footing. Hike length will be 3.5-4 hours. Meet at 9:45 to carpool from ArtSpring or meet at Burgoyne parking lot at 10.||Wendy McClean will lead a walk in the Blackburn /Frazier Road area. We will walk along Blackburn Road to the Conservancy for a walk around then take the path behind the Salt Spring Centre back to Blackburn Road. A short walk along Blackburn will bring us to the steep trail that leads to Frazier Rd which will take us to Wendy 's home where we will have our lunch on her deck. After lunch we will return by the same route -down hill going back! Carpool from Artspring at 10:00 a.m. or meet Wendy at the corner of Blackburn Rd. and Fulford-Ganges Rd at 10:10 a.m.||Laura will take us to Wright Rd. Meet at Centennial at 10 a.m.|
|Tues Nov 19||Join Ashley on a hike on the Mt Maxwell trails. This will be a moderate hike with a good cardio workout before lunch at the summit. All downhill from there. Carpool from ArtSpring at 9:45 or join at the meeting spot at the foot of Dukes Road.||Harvey Moore will lead an interesting walk from ArtSpring through some nearby parks and properties to the flanks of Mt. Erskine and return to ArtSpring by a different route - a unusual mix of trails. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m.||Maureen and Sterling will lead a ramble in Channel Ridge. Meet at Centennial at 10 a.m.|
|Tues Nov 26||Meet at the Heritage Farm parking lot at 10 or carpool from Artspring at 9:45. Ruckle Park will be a relatively easy hike but trails will be wet, muddy and slick in places and there will be lots of ups and downs. We’ll be spending at least half of the hike along the seashore, with great views of the water, waterfowl and maybe even a marine mammal, so bring your binoculars. ||A walk in the Andreas Vogt property led by Waltraud Kiel (Wally) and Bob Holden. Meet at ArtSpring at 10 a.m. or at 10:15 at the concrete median, across from Arnell Park on Stewart Road, to carpool for the drive up Jasper and Jennifer to Sarah Way.||Frauke will take us to Sidney aquarium. Meet at Centennial to leave by 8.30 a.m. to carpool to the 9.50 Fulford ferry. Entrance fee is $14.|
|Tues Dec 3||Susan H will lead a hike up and down Reginald Hill, along Reginald Hill Rd, through the Tsa'out Reserve and back. For newbies, Reginald Hill is very steep and could be slippery coming down. Car pool at Artspring at 9:45 or meet Susan at the mailboxes at the end of Morningside Rd at 10:00.||Meet at Artspring at 10 and carpool to the trailhead at Broadwell and Tern in Channel Ridge. Elaine Senkpiel will be waiting there for the walk to start at 10:20 a.m. As on the Channel Ridge Trail Map, we’ll walk to #28, up to #21 and then over towards #25. There is some hill climbing but we’ll take breaks if people need a breather. We’ll come up at #32 and end up at Canvasback Place and Elaine’s deck for lunch and a beautiful view of Vancouver Island. We’ll walk back along the trail over to Merganser and then head down Canvasback and over to your cars parked||Laura will take us to Wright Rd. Meet at Centennial at 10 a.m.|
|Tues Dec 10||Hikers are invited to meet at Barb's for an informal get together. There will be no hike unless the participants decide on an ad hoc adventure.||We will be having a Christmas luncheon||Bryan will lead a mystery ramble. Meet at Centennial at 10 am. Followed by lunch .|