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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
Tue Sep 11The 2018-2019 hiking season begins with the Blackberry Festival at Ruckle Park. Meet at noon in the Group Campground. Bring your lunch and a favourite blackberry goodie to share. Don't forget a bowl and a spoon.
There will be a short walk in Ruckle Park before lunch. Car pool from ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. or meet at the group camp parking lot at 10:20 a.m. Pick a leader from those assembled.
Blackberry Fest at Ruckel Park at 12 noon. Ramblers please arrange your carpooling
No organised Ramble before.
Tue Sept 18Jan and Larry McIntyre will lead a moderate hike with some steep sections up and around Mt Maxwell from Armand Way. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 or Dukes Road/Fulford-Ganges junction at 10 a.m.
Kathleen Maser and Rob Mason will lead us on a Channel Ridge walk, with some moderate hill climbing. This will be a one way walk going north to Sunset Drive, getting down to the beach and a short walk along the beach to Carol and Mike’s home for lunch on their deck on Sunset Drive. After lunch we will have cars parked and ready to take us back to the trailhead where we started in Channel Ridge. Carpool from ArtSpring at 10:00 am or meet at the trail head near Broadwell Rd. and Tern Rd at 10:20 am. Marjorie and Brian Radford lead a ramble to Blackburn Meadows. Meet at 10 am at Centennial Park or 10.10 at Fulford Ganges Rd and Blackburn Rd. Bring a Lunch.
Tue Sept 25Sharon Sullivan will lead a 3 hr hike in Ruckle Park. Meet at Artspring at 9:45am or at Beaver Point Hall at 10am.
The hike will be medium to hard. If it has rained a lot, we may choose a different entrance. You could bring gaiters and poles, if it rains. We will come out at the Day parking lot or Grandma’s beach depending on the time and we will have already placed a shuttle car at the day parking to take the drivers back to Beaver Point Hall to get their cars. I will cancel by 8am if there is a bad rain/wind in the area.
Wendy McLean will lead a walk in the Blackburn/Frazier area. We will walk along Blackburn Rd. to the Conservancy for a short walk and then take the path to the Blackburn Centre. From there we will follow Blackburn Rd. to the trail that takes us up to Frazier Rd., up the trail (steep with many stairs) to Wendy’s home where we will eat lunch on her deck. We will return by the same route. Carpool at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. to meet Wendy at the junction of Blackburn and Fulford-Ganges Rd at about 10:15 am.

Betty Ball will take us to Mouat Park. Meet at 10 am Centennial Park, after Lunch at Barbs Buns .
Thurs Sept 27At the Library, at 7 pm. We welcome Ann Nightingale to Salt Spring again. She will be speaking on Bird Migration.
Ann has been president of both Rocky Point Bird Observatory and Victoria Natural History Society, Victoria Christmas Bird Count Coordinator,
Regional Coordinator for Southern Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands for the BC Breeding Bird Atlas.
She has been awarded the American Birding Association’s Betty Petersen Award for Conservation and Community
and Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

Tues October 2Join Kees for a hike along the Peter Arnell linear trail to Bryant Hill with return over the road. This is an easy to moderate hike, meet at Artspring at 9.45 or top of Stewart Road, behind the concrete barrier at 10.00am 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. Leader needed. Ramblers meet at 10 am Centennial Park.
Tues October 9Susan will lead a moderate hike up Mt. Maxwell. We will have lunch at Baynes Peak or if that is busy another lookout on the descent. Meet at 9:45 at ArtSpring to carpool or at the parking lot at the end of Armand Way at 10:00. Meet at ArtSpring at 10 a.m. to pick a leader and a destination.Ann King leads a Ramble in Crofton along the Board Walk. Meet at Portlock Park at 9.45 am to carpool, and walk on to the 10.30 am ferry. Lunch at Mikes Cafe. Maybe return on the 1.25 pm ferry.
Tues October 16Angie will lead a hike from Sunset Road to the Channel Ridge trails. Meet at 9:45 at ArtSpring to carpool or at the trails entrance between Pringle Farm Rd. & West Eagle Drive at 10:00.

Jacqueline Thomas leads a walk on the Tsawout FN reserve. Walk down Bridgeman Rd and onto the upper trail of the reserve, looping around the W boundary and returning along the beachside trail, lunch on the beach, and back up the road. A few short steep rocky sections. Carpool at ArtSpring at 10:00 am to meet at Beaver Point Hall parking lot at 10:20 amSterling and Maureen Mceachern lead a Ramble to Chanel Ridge.Lunch at Sea Site Kitchen. Meet at Centennial Park for carpooling 10.am
Tues October 23Karen and Marc will lead this moderate to steep hike along footpaths, from Collins Road to the summit of Mt Erskine, weather and fairies permitting. Start at the Jack Fisher trail on Collins Road. Meet at Artspring at 9:45 to car pool Lorrie Storr will lead a walk through Burgoyne Park. We will walk the fields and trails and explore a bit of the south side of the bay and perhaps walk out to Daffodil Point depending on the conditions of the fields at the time. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 a.m. to carpool, or meet at the Burgoyne Bay Park parking at 10:20 a.m.Bryan Adderly will lead the Ramble to Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park in Cedar .This is an interesting site and umbrella friendly.
Leave Portlock Park at 8:30 to catch the 9:20 Ferry from Vesuvius to Crofton. Returning may be the 2:45 from Crofton. Lunch at The Cow and Gate,
Tues October 30Hike the Hope Hill trails with Jean Attorp and Carol Melton in the lead. Moderate ups and downs with good view points along the way, weather permitting. Meet at ArtSpring at 9:45 a.m. or Drummond Park at 10:00 a.m. Kathleen Maser and Rob Mason will lead a walk up Reginald Hill. This walk has a lot of up hill, but is on pathways, and the views are great. We will take it slowly. Meet at ArtSpring at 10:00 am to carpool to the parking area where Morningside road meets Reginald Hill road, or meet us there at about 10:20 am. Marjorie and Brain Radford will lead a Leaders Choice Ramble. Meet at Centennial Park 10 am.
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