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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.

DATEHIKERSWALKERSRAMBLERS
Tues Nov 5Meet 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 12Hike 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 19Join 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 26Charles will lead a tough hike from Mill Farm to the top of Mt. Bruce. The hike is strenuous & long and might include some ‘bushwhacking.’ Meet at ArtSpring by 9:45 to carpool or at Drummond Park at 10:00.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 3Beth Hall will take us on a hike that begins easily on an inland trail through the Tsawout First Nations land at the end of Menhinick Drive, and then follows along the road to Reginald Hill. It’s a steep trail from there to the top, so be prepared for a workout before lunch. We’ll return the same way, but this time follow the shoreline trail though the Tsawout lands on our way back to the cars. Meet at Artspring at 9:45 to carpool, or at 10:15 by the trailhead sign at the end of Menhinick Drive.Laura will take us to Wright Rd. Meet at Centennial at 10 a.m.
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